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Australia and East Timor have reached a breakthrough agreement on a maritime border, ending a decade-old row between the two nations that has stalled a $40 billion offshore gas project.The existing maritime boundary is aligned with Australia's continental shelf, but East Timor has long argued the border should lie half way between it and Australia -- placing much of the Greater Sunrise fields under its control.Australia had previously resisted renegotiating a permanent border but under pressure from the United Nations has agreed to enter talks with East Timor.Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said the agreement was a "landmark day" in the relationship between Timor-Leste and Australia.
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