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Former Argentine ambassador embraces PCA’s ruling

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​Felipe Frydman published an article titled "Soslo el nombre es de China" (Only the name is from China) on perfil.com on July 24. (Photo: VNA)

Buenos Aires (VNA) – Former Argentine Ambassador to Thailand and Japan Felipe Frydman on July 24 voiced his support for the recent East Sea-related ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherland.

In his article titled “Sólo el nombre es de China” (Only the name is from China) published on perfil.com, Frydman highlighted the judgment of the PCA on the case the Philippines brought against China which has invalidated China’s claims to most of the East Sea and historic rights to resources within the so-called nine-dash line.

He affirmed that the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an instrument for resolving disagreements between the claimants.

The UNCLOS says in case of disputes, involved countries should resort to negotiations or arbitration to settle their differences, he noted.

The lawsuit the Philippines filed against China was an unexpected move and China’s reaction to the verdict clearly shows its difficulties to act within the rules of international agreements, he added.-VNA
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