Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский      Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 23/09/2017 17:50 
19.05.2017 10:43 News >> China, Asean Ok Draft Code Of Conduct İn S. China Sea

China, Asean Ok Draft Code Of Conduct İn S. China Sea

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed on a framework for a code of conduct in the South China Sea, a long-anticipated move to ease the tension in the disputed waters.

Reached at a meeting between Chinese and ASEAN officials in the Chinese city of Guiyang on Thursday, the agreement will serve as a guideline for a final agreement.

In comments aired on state television, China's Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhemin said that the framework was inclusive and considered the concerns of all affected countries, calling on others not to interfere, referring to the U.S.

Philippines welcomed the completion of the drafting of the framework.

"We reaffirm our commitment to completing an effective Code using this agreed upon framework as the basis," Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Robespierre Bolivar was "ed as saying by local ABS-CBN News.

Chinese and ASEAN officials will meet in August in the Philippines to submit the agreed framework.

Beijing claims almost all of the South China Sea including a cluster of islands, reefs and atolls further south called the Spratlys. Other sovereign entities such as Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam have rival claims on the waters.

China has built man-made islands on seven reefs in the sea, a move that has sparked tensions and triggered concerns among several nations, including the U.S.

The area is a critical asset for global shipping and fishing, as it sees over $5 trillion in maritime trade every year. -



        Latest News
Istanbul Hosts İnternational Symposium On Jerusalem 25 minutes ago...
2 day symposium brings together local and international politicians, academics, and clergymen in Istanbul.
Kurdish Delegation İn Baghdad To Discuss Referendum 9 minutes ago...
The non binding referendum will see Iraqis in KRG controlled areas vote whether to secede from Iraq.
Pakistani Navy Successfully Tests Anti-Ship Missile 39 minutes ago...
Sea King Helicopter fires missile in open sea and successfully hits target, says navy spokesman.
Shia Militia Accused Of Attacking Sunni Village İn Iraq 10 minutes ago...
The Iraqi Hezbollah faction is a member of the Shia Hashd al Shaabi fighting force.
Turkish Presidential Aide Warns Krg Against Referendum 25 minutes ago...
Serious consequences will ensue if northern Iraq referendum is not cancelled, says presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.

 
      Top News
Turkey: 110 Far-Left Terror Suspects Sought By Warrants Turkey: 110 Far-Left Terror Suspects Sought By Warrants
Soldier, Worker Martyred İn PKK Attack İn Se Turkey Soldier, Worker Martyred İn PKK Attack İn Se Turkey
Turkey: 17 Terrorists İn 5 Provinces Killed İn 24 Hours Turkey: 17 Terrorists İn 5 Provinces Killed İn 24 Hours
Philippines Strengthens Justice To Address İmpunity Philippines Strengthens Justice To Address İmpunity
World Refugee Deaths Top 4,000 For 4Th Straight Year World Refugee Deaths Top 4,000 For 4Th Straight Year
Philippines Eye Tax Evaders To Fund Marawi Rebuilding Philippines Eye Tax Evaders To Fund Marawi Rebuilding
Analysıs - Climate İmpasse On Terrorism Analysıs - Climate İmpasse On Terrorism
Turkish Brands Set Sights On 4,500 Overseas Stores Turkish Brands Set Sights On 4,500 Overseas Stores
Borsa Istanbul Up At Opening Borsa Istanbul Up At Opening
Duterte Visits Marawi On National Day Of Protest Duterte Visits Marawi On National Day Of Protest