As the dispute took center stage at a crucial regional peak in Mongolia, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday that his nation should cease intervening and hyping up the South China Sea dilemma.
China failed to take part in the proceeding and has refused to acknowledge Tuesday’s ruling in The Hague. It’s responded to calls for the conclusion to be stuck to by Japan and Western nations.
Assembly in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar, Li told Abe that China’s position on the South China Sea was fully in line with international law, state news agency Xinhua reported.
“Japan isn’t a state directly associated with the South China Sea dilemma, and therefore should exercise care in its words and actions, and quit hyping up and intervening”, Li said, in accordance with Xinhua.
Japan’s Kyodo news agency said Abe told Li that a rules-based international order must be honored. The bureau also said Abe and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had consented the opinion must be noted.
“The scenario of the South China Sea is the issue of the international community.
China maintains most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of commerce goes per annum. Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Brunei and Vietnam have competing claims.
The verdict was discussed on Thursday between Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith and Li ahead a regional summit in Mongolia.