The standpoint was made clear yesterday by President of the 34th AIPA General Assembly and Brunei Darussalam Legislative Council (LegCo) Speaker Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Bakti Diraja Dato Laila Utama Hj Isa Pehin Datu Perdana Manteri Dato Laila Utama Hj Ibrahim in a press conference following the conclusion of the five-day general assembly.

Responding to a question which touched on the South China Sea issue, YB Pehin Dato Hj Isa said: "The position taken is that the resolutions of conflicting territorial claims in the sea concerned must be done in such a way which urges claimants to comply with the conditions laid down by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)."

"While we are conscious of the importance of these claims, we are also aware that any inflammatory statements by parliamentarians may create problems for those who are directly involved in the negotiations," he added.

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