Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison said yesterday during his two day visit to Vietnam that respect for sovereignty and independence are important “because if we allow the sovereignty or independence of any of our neighbours to suffer coercion, then we are all diminished”. 

Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit Morrison calls for freedom and sovereignty in South China Sea during Hanoi visit

“If we allow any of our neighbours to suffer coercion, then we are all diminished” PM says during Vietnam visit

While not singling out China it was an obvious broadside against its recent moves in the South China Sea that still managed to avoid escalating language or damaging the fraught relationship Canberra