India and Indonesia ask China to follow UNCLOS on South China Sea

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From The Times of India:

“India and Indonesia officially brought up the issue of disputes in South China Sea Monday as they urged all parties to show utmost respect to UNCLOS which establishes the international legal order of the seas and oceans.

This is significant in the light of China’s refusal to acknowledge the ruling by an international tribunal formed under UNCLOS which dismissed Beijing’s claimed historical rights over 90 per cent of South China Sea’s waters in response to a lawsuit filed by the Philippines.

“Regarding the South China Sea, the two sides stressed the importance of resolving disputes by peaceful means, in accordance with universally recognized principles of international law including the UNCLOS,” said the joint statement issued by the two countries after a meeting between PM Narendra Modi and Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi.”

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