Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has described as unfortunate the UN arbitral tribunal ruling on the South China sea.
Early last week, the court ruled against china in its claims to rights in the South China sea in a case brought about by the Phillipines.
Skerrit says the tribunal listened to only one side of the argument and hopes that the decision is reviewed.
The PM was addressing the signing ceremony of letters of exchange between the government of the People's Republic of China and the government of Dominica for the West Coast Road post Erika Rehabilitation project.
PM Roosevelt Skerrit
The South China sea dispute has been raging for years with rival countries including China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Vietnam and Malaysia wrangling over territory and waters.
Tension has steadily increased in recent years with China claiming 85% while building islands and sending out naval patrols in the area.
China insists it has historic rights in asserting its ownership of the region believed to be rich in natural resources and also a vital trade route for international cargo ships.
However; in its ruling the tribunal said there is no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources.
China has said the ruling is ill-founded and it will not be bound by it.
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