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Cambodia not to support decision over South China Sea issue: PM

He deemed it as the worst political collusion in the framework of international politics

IANS  |  Phnom Penh 

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Ruling Cambodian People's Party (CPP) leader and Prime Minister on Tuesday said the CPP would not back an upcoming decision over South Sea, deeming it "the worst political collusion in the framework of politics."

In 2013, the unilaterally filed compulsory arbitration against at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague with respect to the two sides' disputes in the South Sea, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The CPP does not support, and more so is against, any declaration by to support decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in relation to the disputes, which some countries outside the region have wire-pulled and pressured members even before the court reaches a decision," Hun Sen said in a speech during the CPP's 65th founding anniversary in Phnom Penh.

"The CPP foresees this issue, and views it the worst political collusion in the framework of politics, the result of which would lead to division among members themselves and between ASEAN and China," he said.

The prime minister warned that efforts of some countries outside the region to mobilise forces against China would bring negative impacts on ASEAN and peace in the region.

 

First Published: Tue, June 28 2016. 09:24 IST
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