ASEAN eyes code of conduct for disputed South China Sea
37th ASEAN Summit opens with focus on South China Sea, COVID-19 pandemic
Pizaro Gozali Idrus
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Thursday expressed its hope for an “effective and substantive” code of conduct for all activities in the South China Sea.
Addressing the opening ceremony of the 37th ASEAN Summit as the current chair, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reaffirmed the bloc’s determination to maintain “peace, stability, and security” in the South China Sea.