Agreement Between Greece And Egypt

It is apparent from the text and the attached map of the agreement between Greece and Egypt that the Greek islands have been taken into account in the delimitation of the maritime borders. The Greek border is exclusively based on the coasts of the islands. This can be seen in the points from which the border was drawn along Crete and partly through Rhodes. According to Greece`s long-standing position, because the islands create their own maritime zones, because they are closely related to each other and form groups constituting a geographical entity, it follows that the islands can be taken as base points for the maritime border. It is a middle line between the Greek islands and the opposite mainland coasts. Greece simply postulates that some surveys of low water and other uninhabitable island features can be ignored during delimitation.