Beijing (VNA) – ASEAN member countries and China have reiterated the commitment reached by their high-ranking leaders to fully and effectively effectuating the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East [South China] Sea (DOC).
They talked the issue at the 14th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the DOC in Guiyang city, China’s Guizhou province on May 18.
The meeting was co-chaired by Permanent Secretary of Singapore’s Foreign Ministry Chee Wee Kiong and Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin.
The officials reviewed the implementation of measures to build trust and boost preventive diplomacy at sea, saying the operation of hotlines between foreign ministries of ASEAN countries and China to manage maritime emergencies, and the application of the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea (CUES) in the East Sea have contributed to maintaining peace, stability, maritime and aviation security and safety in the East Sea.
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