Press Release: Declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the EU on Recent Developments in the South China Sea

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Series Details PRES/126/16 (11.03.16)
Publication Date 11/03/2016
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On 11 March 2016, Federica Mogherini, the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the EU, made a declaration on recent developments in the South China Sea.

The High Representative insisted on the fact that the EU was committed to maintaining a legal order for the seas and oceans based upon the principles of international law and that it included the maintenance of maritime safety, security, and cooperation, freedom of navigation and overflight.

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