Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob (R) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Photo: theborneopost)

Speaking at a joint press conference with Indonesian President Joko Widodo following their meeting on November 10, the Malaysian PM said the settlement of the East Sea issue needs to respect the 1982 United Nations Convention on Law of Sea (UNCLOS).

He was on a three-day visit to Indonesia - his first foreign trip since he took office last August.

His predecessor, Muhyiddin Yassin, paid an official visit to Indonesia in early February 2021 and also discussed the East Sea issue with President Widodo.

At the meeting with Yassin on February 5, the Indonesian leader stressed that regional stability in the East Sea would materialise if all countries respect international law, particularly UNCLOS./.

CPV (Source: VNA)