Philippines hails decision against China, but calls for restraint

The Philippines calls for “restraint and sobriety” after an international court ruled against China’s sweeping claims in the disputed South China Sea.

The Philippines welcomes the “milestone decision” and experts will carefully study the award, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said.

“In the meantime, we call on both concerned to exercise restraint and sobriety,” he said in a statement.

“The Philippines strongly affirms its respect for this milestone decision as an important contribution to ongoing efforts in addressing disputes in the South China Sea."

Last update: Tue, 12/07/2016 - 12:24

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