Beijing expressed dissatisfaction with the final statement of the G7 summit on the situation in the East China and South China seas, in which the leaders of the “seven” have expressed concern about the situation in the disputed areas and reserved the right to intervene through the law, dialogue and arbitration.
“We Express our strong protest in connection with the final Declaration of the G7 summit, which discusses the issue of the East China and South China seas under the pretext of international law”, — reads the statement on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
It is noted that China has always advocated resolving the dispute over the boundaries with Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines through dialogue. Beijing expressed hope that the G7 countries will remain neutral, as promised earlier, and give the parties an opportunity to peacefully settle disagreements. Also “seven” urged to stop making “irresponsible statements”.