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Sri Lanka – Japan underscore stability in South China Sea

Apr 17, 2017
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Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, along with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, held a common view on the importance of securing stability in the oceans, and particularly regarding the South China Sea. This was stated in a Joint Statement issued following the conclusion of Prime Minister’s visit to Japan. They have shared the importance of freedom of navigation and air space control,, self-restraint, demilitarization, peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international laws including the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

In reference to the nuclear issue involving North Korea, the both leaders shared the view that the threat of North Korea’s nuclear and missile development had reached a new level, and that the two countries would cooperate to ensure the effectiveness of the United Nations Security Council Resolution.

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