Jaishankar says India supports Philippines’ sovereignty amid tensions in South China Sea

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“I take this opportunity to firmly reiterate India’s support to the Philippines for upholding its national sovereignty,” the minister said, adding that the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982) was particularly important as the “constitution of the seas”. “All parties must adhere to it in its entirety, both in letter and in spirit,” he said. With his Philippine counterpart by his side, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said Tuesday that the leaders were convinced that the progress and prosperity of Southeast Asia were best served by “staunch adherence to a rules-based order”. New Delhi: India...