In signal to China, India and Vietnam reiterate SCS stand

NEW DELHI: In a development unlikely to go unnoticed in Beijing, India and Vietnam on Monday reiterated their joint call for freedom of navigation in South China Sea.
In a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Modi and his counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Bangkok, the two sides also reiterated their desire to promote peace, security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific.
Both leaders committed to the maintenance of a rules-based order that is based on respect for international law, including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
This will promote independence of navigation, overflight and rules-based trade in South China Sea, said a statement issued by India. Noting the enhanced engagemeRead More – Source

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