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WorldUK, Germany, France warn on South China Sea tensions

22:25  29 august  2019
22:25  29 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, Germany and France said on Thursday they were concerned by tensions in the South China Sea, in a statement issued the day after a U.S. Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China.

UK, Germany, France warn on South China Sea tensions © Reuters/Erik de Castro FILE PHOTO: Chinese structures are pictured in Subi Reef at disputed South China Sea

The situation there "could lead to insecurity and instability in the region," the three countries said in a joint statement issued by Britain's foreign ministry.

China and the United States have traded barbs in the past over what Washington has said is Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea via the building of military installations on artificial islands and reefs in disputed waters.

(Reporting by David Milliken; editing by John Stonestreet)

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