EU 'doesn't take stance on sovereignty' in South China Sea: Foreign policy chief Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU does not take a stance on sovereignty in South China Sea.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the EU does not take a stance on sovereignty in South China Sea. PHOTO: EPA

BEIJING (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said on Wednesday (July 13) that the European Union does not take a stance on sovereignty in South China Sea.

Speaking in Beijing, Mogherini said the EU called on all parties to respect legal decisions and uphold the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, including freedom of navigation.

European Council President Donald Tusk said he hoped an arbitration court ruling over the South China Sea that angered China would be a positive moment in resolving outstanding issues in the disputed waters.