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NSOpen discussion on maritime security of United Nations Security Council tomorrow, PM Modi will preside
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken talked about some of the key areas where the US sees a “threat to the rules and principles of the sea”. In a veiled attack on China, Blinken said, “We have seen dangerous conflicts between ships at sea in the South China Sea and provocations to advance illegal maritime claims.” Claims its sovereignty over the entire area of 1.3 million square miles. Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam also claim this area. China is building military camps on artificial islands in the region.
“The United States has made clear its concerns about actions that threaten or harass other countries with legal access to their marine resources,” Blinken said. We and other countries that claim the South China Sea have protested this type of behavior and illegal maritime claims in the ocean. It has nothing to do with a country that doesn’t claim islands and seas, but we have to do with it because it is the responsibility of every member country to protect the rules that we have adopted to settle maritime disputes peacefully. It has been agreed to resolve and follow them.
“Conflict in the South China Sea or any other sea will have serious global implications for security and commerce,” Blinken said. Moreover, when a country does not suffer any consequences for violating these rules, it increases instability everywhere.” China’s Deputy Permanent Representative Dai Bing made his point at the end of the meeting and said that he would would like to note that the Security Council is not an appropriate forum to discuss the issue of the South China Sea. The US just mentioned the South China Sea and China strongly opposes it. is usually stable. All countries have the freedom of navigation and overflight in accordance with international law.
The Chinese envoy said Beijing was “committed and capable of maintaining peace and stability in the South China Sea”.
Targeting the US, he said that America has no right to make irresponsible comments on the South China Sea issue. He said, “The US is making a fuss, provoking it by arbitrarily sending military ships and aircraft into the South China Sea and publicly trying to create dissent among the countries of the region, especially the countries concerned. “This country itself has become the biggest threat to peace and stability in the South China Sea,” Bing said. The US is not itself a part of the UNCLOS (United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea), but considers itself a judge of this convention by pointing fingers at other countries.
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Blinken thanked Prime Minister Modi on behalf of the US for “bringing everyone together for this important discussion” on maritime security, and especially for “India’s leadership on these matters” in the Indo-Pacific.
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