The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has set 12 October as the date for its ruling in the long-running maritime dispute between Somalia and Kenya, Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohammed Gulaid has said.
The ruling will come despite the fact that Kenya has withdrawn from the case , alleging ICJ bias and calling for a Somali judge on the panel to recuse himself.
The case concerns a 62,000 square miles (160,000 sq km) triangle in the Indian Ocean.
The area is thought to be rich in oil and gas.
The dispute is at the heart of a diplomatic row between the neighbours.
It has been going on for the last six years, keeping investors away because of a lack of legal clarity over who owns potential off-shore oil and gas reserves.
Somalia wants the maritime border to continue along the line of the land border to the south-east, while Kenya wants the sea border to go in a straight line to the east.