France–Seychelles Maritime Boundary Agreement

The France–Seychelles Maritime Boundary Agreement is a 2001 treaty between France and Seychelles which delimits the maritime boundary between Seychelles and the uninhabited Glorioso Islands which are claimed by France.[1]

France–Seychelles Maritime Boundary Agreement
Typeboundary delimitation
Signed19 February 2001
LocationVictoria, Seychelles
Effective19 February 2001
Parties France
DepositaryUnited Nations United Nations Secretariat

The treaty was signed in Victoria, Seychelles on 19 February 2001. The boundary set out by the text of the treaty identifies two straight-line maritime segments defined by three individual coordinate points. The boundary is an approximately equidistant line between the two territories. The north end of the boundary stops short of the tripoint with Comoros and the south end stops short of the tripoint with Madagascar.

The treaty came into force immediately upon signature. The full name of the treaty is Agreement between the Government of the French Republic and the Government of the Republic of Seychelles concerning Delimitation of the Maritime Boundary of the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Continental Shelf of France and of Seychelles. Foreign Minister Jérémie Bonnelame signed the treaty on behalf of Seychelles.


  1. ^ Anderson, Ewan W. (2003). International Boundaries: A Geopolitical Atlas, p. 297., p. 297, at Google Books; Charney, Jonathan I. et al. (2005). International Maritime Boundaries, pp. 3784–3794.


  • Anderson, Ewan W. (2003). International Boundaries: A Geopolitical Atlas. Routledge: New York. ISBN 9781579583750; OCLC 54061586
  • Charney, Jonathan I., David A. Colson, Robert W. Smith. (2005). International Maritime Boundaries, 5 vols. Hotei Publishing: Leiden. ISBN 9780792311874; ISBN 9789041119544; ISBN 9789041103451; ISBN 9789004144613; ISBN 9789004144798; OCLC 23254092

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