08 June 2017

News Story: Philippine official - COC agreement expected in November

Hanoi (VNA) – Philippine Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Enrique Manalo said on June 5 that Asian countries will likely agree on a code of conduct for the East [South China] Sea (COC) when regional leaders meet for a summit in November, the online newspaper nikkei.com reported.

Manalo made the statement at a panel on achievements and challenges of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) under the framework of the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo, Japan.

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