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ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting: South China Sea dispute, North Korea tensions dominate conference

ASEAN is holding the foreign ministers' summit in Philippines capital Manila, between 2 and 8 August. Reuters

ASEAN is holding the foreign ministers' summit in Philippines capital Manila on Monday. ASEAN is also celebrating its 50th year of existence. Reuters

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted on Sunday a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, a move they hailed as progress. AP

Foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted on Sunday a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, a move they hailed as progress. AP

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said the adoption of the framework created a solid foundation for negotiations that could start this year, if "the situation in the South China Sea is generally stable. AP

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said the adoption of the framework created a solid foundation for negotiations that could start this year, if "the situation in the South China Sea is generally stable. AP

Apart from the South China Sea issue, the rising tensions with North Korea, over its nuclear programme, was also discussed in the meeting. Twitter @ASEAN

Apart from the South China Sea issue, the rising tensions with North Korea, over its nuclear programme, was also discussed in the meeting. Twitter @ASEAN

India on Sunday said the ASEAN occupies a central place in the 'security architecture' of the Asia-Pacific region and has the 'unique ability' to reflect the larger interests of the world. AP

India on Sunday said the ASEAN occupies a central place in the 'security architecture' of the Asia-Pacific region and has the 'unique ability' to reflect the larger interests of the world. AP


Updated Date: Aug 07, 2017 14:47 PM

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