President Widodo says Indonesia actively involved in resolving South China Sea conflicts

Joko Widodo says the nation will continue to push for peaceful resolutions to international conflicts.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said in a state address on Tuesday that the nation is actively involved in resolving the territorial conflicts in the South China Sea.

Last month, an arbitration court in the Hague rejected China's vast territorial claims in the disputed waters and said that those claims have no legal basis. The verdict was in favour of the Philippines that showed the country's sovereign rights there.

But the decision infuriated Beijing and it refused to accept or recognise the tribunal's ruling.

"Indonesia continues to be actively involved in conflict resolution in the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations after," Widodo told Reuters.

"We continue to push for peaceful resolutions to international conflicts," he said in his speech marking Indonesia's Independence Day on August 17, Wednesday.

He also expects to boost legal certainty in Indonesia, the biggest economy in Southeast Asia and called for police and judicial reform.