Cambodia, Vietnam call for upholding int’l law in South China Sea

Cambodia and Vietnam on Wednesday called for upholding international law in the disputed South China Sea, urging adherence to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS).

“The two sides reiterated Asean’s position on (the) importance of maintaining peace, security, stability, safety, and freedom of navigation in and overflight above the South China Sea,” said a joint communique issued after the Vietnamese president’s three-day state visit to the kingdom.

Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc is in Cambodia, where he met with top officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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