ASEAN, Chinese leaders discuss measures to promote relations: Spokesperson
|Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang at the regular press conference in Hanoi on November 17, 2022 (Photo: Quang Hoa)|
Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang informed that ASEAN and China have adopted a Joint Statement on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Declaration of the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), in which the two sides reaffirmed the significance and importance of this document for maintaining peace, security and stability in the East Sea.
|ASEAN, Chinese leaders discuss measures to promote relations: At the 25th ASEAN-China Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on November 11, 2022. (Photo: VNA)|
The two sides have completed the first round and are conducting the second round of review of the single negotiating text for a draft Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), showing their desire to soon reach a practical, effective COC that is in accordance with international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), thus contributing to the maintenance of peace, security and stability in the region, and creating a favourable environment for the peaceful settlement of disputes in the East Sea, the Spokesperson added.