The territory will expand to 151 km2 in the Indian ocean.
The UN on 10 June issued guidelines allowing France to increase its space in the Indian ocean 151 323 km2, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
We are talking about squares near the island of reunion in the southern and Antarctic territories.
The continental shelf of France will reach 730 thousand km2, the total area of waters under sovereignty (internal waters and the territorial sea) or under French jurisdiction (exclusive economic zone) — 10.2 million km2.
While France holds the rights only for soil and subsoil of the seabed, not the water above them, which remain an international treasure.
As earlier reported, Italy and Greece have signed a historic agreement on the Maritime borders. They can engage in exploration and exploitation of the resources after the delimitation of Maritime zones.