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The South China Sea Arbitration

Indonesia Calls On All Parties To Respect International Law Including UNCLOS 1982

Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

1. Indonesia once again calls on all parties to exercise self-restraint and to refrain from any actions that could escalate tensions, as well as to protect Southeast Asia region particularly from any military activity that could pose a threat to peace and stability, and to respect international law including UNCLOS 1982.

2. Indonesia also calls on all parties to continue its shared commitment to upholding peace, and demonstrate friendship and cooperation, that has been nurtured over the years. To this end, all relevant parties in the South China Sea should act in accordance with common principles that has been agreed.

3. Indonesia will continue to promote the establishment of a zone of peace, freedom, and neutrality in Southeast Asia to strengthen the ASEAN Political and Security Community.

4. Indonesia encourages all claimant states to continue peaceful negotiations on their overlapping claims of sovereignty in the South China Sea in accordance with international law.

Source: Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

PCA Press Release: PCA Case No. 2013-19 – The South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China)


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