FREETOWN, June 11 (ChinaMil) -- Sierra Leone's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Samura Kamara said recently that Sierra Leone supports China's stance on the South China Sea issue. He also called for peaceful resolution of the South China Sea disputes through friendly negotiations.
Kamara said in an interview that the Sierra Leone Government hopes that all parties concerned can respect China’s exclusion statement based on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
He stated that Sierra Leone stands firmly together with China over the South China Sea issue, and hoped that all parties involved in the South China Sea disputes can respect each other and find a peaceful solution to this problem. He also called on international community and arbitral institutions to play a constructive role to maintain peace and stability in the South China Sea.
At the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Kamara will pay an official visit to China from June 13 to 16. His upcoming China tour is a return visit to Wang Yi's visit to Sierra Leone in August last year, Kamara said, adding that the two sides will have further exchange of views on several consensuses reached in the consultations between the two ministers last August.