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Monday, 6 June 2016

France Advocating Regular and Visible Combined EU Patrols in South China Sea

France sees the protection of freedom of the seas as critical, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during the 15th Asia Security Summit held in Singapore on Sunday. He added that a loss of such rights in the South China Sea may lead to similar problems closer to Europe, in the Arctic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea.

France sees the protection of freedom of the seas as critical, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said during the 15th Asia Security Summit held in Singapore on Sunday. He added that a loss of such rights in the South China Sea may lead to similar problems closer to Europe, in the Arctic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea.
French Navy La Fayette-class frigate Guepratte (F 714) on patrol with the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) in the South China Sea in May 2016. Picture: French Navy

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