Malaysia, Indonesia share common stance on East Sea issue hinh anh 1Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob (R) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Photo: theborneopost)
Jakarta (VNA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said his country and Indonesia share the view that the East Sea (internationally called the South China Sea) issue must be resolved through the diplomatic channel with respect for international law.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo following their meeting on November 10, the Malaysian PM said the settlement of the East Sea issue needs to respect the 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of Sea (UNCLOS).

He was on a three-day visit to Indonesia - his first foreign trip since he took office last August.

His predecessor, Muhyiddin Yassin, paid an official visit to Indonesia in early February 2021 and also discussed the East Sea issue with President Widodo.

At the meeting with Yassin on February 5, the Indonesian leader stressed that regional stability in the East Sea would materialise if all countries respect international law, particularly UNCLOS./.