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China and Pakistan Reach Consensus on South China Sea Issue

2016/04/28

On April 28, 2016, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a meeting with Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz of Pakistan on the sidelines of the 5th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia (CICA), reaching consensus on the South China Sea issue as follows:

I. Both sides agree that relevant disputes over the South China Sea should be peacefully resolved through consultations and negotiations in accordance with bilateral agreements and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) by parties directly concerned. Both sides oppose any imposition of unilateral will on others.

II. Both sides agree that countries outside the region should fully respect efforts made by China and the ASEAN countries to safeguard peace and stability in the South China Sea, and play a constructive role to this end.

III. Pakistan respects China's statement of optional exception in light of Article 298 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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