Written by RT News
On the night of April 4th, there was a live-fire military drill operated by Taiwan on the Taiping Islands, which further escalated tensions between nations involved due to the territorial disputes and military aggression in the South China Sea.
In response to this crisis, members of the United Nations Security Council discussed possible solutions and plans of actions in order to protect the innocent civilians and prevent militarization within the region.
According to the delegation of Russia, peaceful negotiations between China, Malaysia, and the Philippines are needed in order to establish a mutual understanding of each nation’s specific interests and intentions in regards to the regional conflict in the South China Sea. “It is crucial that the international community re-evaluate the code of conduct and ensure that it aligns with the needs of each nation involved in the conflict and protects their national sovereignties,” the delegate said.
Additionally, during the committee session last night, France and the U.S. strongly condemned the Chinese military aggression in the South China Sea and planned to bring in more institutions and NGOs for conversations and cooperation.
It remains unclear what path the UN Security Council will take, but all delegates agreed that the United Nations Security Council should provide an open forum for discussions about the economic and military strategies the governments should take in order to reduce the regional conflict in the South China Sea.