China assures to “properly handle" maritime conflicts with countries near South China Sea
(MENAFN) China on Friday stated that it is going to “properly handle" maritime conflicts with countries around the South China Sea as the US leader as well as the Philippian president reassured their backing for freedom of navigation in the borderline waters.
“China will continue to properly handle maritime disputes with countries directly concerned, including the Philippines, through dialogue and consultation, and work with ASEAN countries to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea,” Wang Wenbin, representative of China’s Foreign Ministry, informed a news briefing.
Joe Biden and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. gathered on Thursday on the offshoots of the current UN General Assembly in New York.
A report from the White House mentioned that “The leaders discussed the situation in the South China Sea and underscored their support for freedom of navigation and overflight and the peaceful resolution of disputes.”
"There has been no problem with freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. China always respects and supports the freedom of navigation and overflight enjoyed by all countries in the South China Sea in accordance with international law,” Wang noted.
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