ASEAN Code of Conduct?
Summit draws nations with mixed views on Beijing’s moves in South China Sea
Australian and ASEAN pursue maritime code of conduct
SYDNEY — Southeast Asian leaders urged adoption of a code of conduct for the South China Sea at the end of a special summit hosted by Australia, sending a message meant to be heard in China.
The two-day meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Australia ended here Sunday with a declaration emphasizing the importance of freedom of navigation, “non-militarization and the need to … avoid actions that may complicate the situation.”
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