The US and Japan on October 10 called for all involved parties to accelerate diplomatic solutions to disputes in the East Sea.

US Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on the sidelines of the 8th East Asia Summit in Brunei that a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) is a necessity for the long term.

He added that all sides claiming territory in these waters have a responsibility to align their claims with international law.

Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he looks forward to the early conclusion of a Code of Conduct which is legally binding and stressed that the sea should be ruled by law and not by force.-VNA