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ASEAN, China talk on East Sea code

Update: September, 16/2013 - 09:31
They also discussed the implementation of the non-binding Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the East Sea, adopted by the two sides in 2002.— VNA/VNS Photo

BEIJING (VNS)— Officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have begun talks in China on forging a legally binding Code of Conduct (COC) to help ease tensions in the East Sea.

During the two-day talks which started on Saturday in Suzhou, Jiangsu province, working-level officials of both sides discussed details of the proposed COC, and forwarded conclusions to their senior officials.

They also discussed the implementation of the non-binding Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the East Sea, adopted by the two sides in 2002.

The outcomes of the talks will be incorporated in a joint statement to be issued by leaders of the two sides after their summit in Brunei next month.

ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam. — VNA


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