“She’ll be sailing through the South China Sea (on the way home) and making it clear our navy has a right to do that,” he said, according to the newspaper. “All countries in accordance with international law enjoy freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea. “The situation on the South China Sea is also improving with each day. China’s construction of islands and military facilities in the South China Sea has prompted international condemnation, amid concern Beijing is seeking to restrict free movement and extend its strategic reach. The Association of South East Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations with China on a code of conduct for the South China Sea, Singapore’s defense minister said last week.
Source: bd News24 February 13, 2018 12:33 UTC