Philippine fishermen sail past US coast guard ship Bertholf during a joint exercise of the Philippine and US coast guards near Scarborough Shoal in the South China Sea on May 14, 2019. (AFP/Ted Aljibe)
United States Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Kritenbrink has said the US is looking forward to a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea, as ASEAN states and China prepare to resume negotiations.
He said the US stood for freedom of navigation, freedom of flight, unimpeded lawful commerce and peaceful resolutions of disputes across the South China Sea, adding that disputes in the region should be settled under international law.
Kritenbrink is in Indonesia for a three-day visit before flying to Malaysia on Thursday evening. He made the statement during a press briefing at the US Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday.
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A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
The Jakarta Post
● Thu, March 9, 2023
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