China, Asean agree to avoid provocations in South China Sea

10-Jun-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:03 AM Print This Post

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China agreed during a meeting to exercise restraint in the South China Sea and avoid actions that could escalate tensions, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) said on Tuesday.

Chinese structures are pictured in Subi Reef in disputed South China Sea, April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Chinese structures are pictured in Subi Reef in disputed South China Sea, April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The Asean statement referred to a meeting on Monday in China of the ministers, and comes after separate diplomatic protests in recent weeks made by Malaysia and the Philippines over the conduct of China’s military and fishing fleet.

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/china-asean-agree-avoid-provocations-south-china-sea-2021-06-08/

 

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