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June 25, 2021

China, ASEAN agree on plans to solve South China Sea dispute

Chinese and Southeast Asian officials have agreed on a draft of guidelines to avert tension in the South China Sea, the CNN informs. China, which had until now resisted taking part in a code of conduct, changed its mind during a meeting with senior officials of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday.

“This is an important milestone document on the cooperation among China and ASEAN countries,” China’s Assistant Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin told reporters. “And we have a bright future and we are looking forward to future cooperation.” The document, “Guidelines on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea,” will now have to be approved by the government of China and ASEAN countries.

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