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ASEAN Leaders Want Peaceful Resolution To South China Sea Issue

From Jamaluddin Muhammad

SUNNYLANDS (California), Feb 16 (Bernama) -- ASEAN leaders have reiterated their stand on wanting a peaceful resolution to the overlapping territorial claims in the South China Sea, said Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

The Malaysian Prime Minister said the issue must be settled based on international laws and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

"All parties must exercise self-restraint, avoid increasing tensions in the disputed areas," he told Malaysian journalists here Monday at the end of the first day of the two-day US-ASEAN Leaders Summit.....