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Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted: summit draft


“Important that we cooperate to maintain peace, stability, freedom of navigation in and over-flight above the SCS (South China Sea), in accordance with international law. It is in our collective interest to avoid miscalculations that could lead to escalation of tensions.”Almost all of the South China Sea, one of the world’s busiest waterways, is claimed by China. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the disputed South China Sea. The situation in the South China Sea was generally stable and heading in the right direction with the joint efforts of China and ASEAN countries, he said. Countries in the region were willing and able to appropriately handle the South China Sea issue, Geng added


Source: Sunday Times November 13, 2017 08:48 UTC


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