"Ethiopia supports China's stand on South China Sea
ADDIS ABABA, July 12 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian government on Tuesday issued a statement supporting China's stand on the South China Sea.
Ethiopia has noted the recent situation pertaining to the South China Sea and China's position on this issue, said the statement.
Ethiopia supports the position that any disputes over the South China Sea should be peacefully resolved through direct consultations and negotiations in accordance with bilateral agreements and regional consensus, the statement said.
Ethiopia maintains that the international community should play a constructive role in supporting all efforts aimed at safeguarding peace and stability in the region, which is in the interests of all parties."