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China, ASEAN agree to develop code of conduct in South China Sea


10:25, April 03, 2013

BEIJING, April 2 (Xinhua) -- All participants in the 19th China-ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Senior Officials' Consultation have agreed to work toward a code of conduct in the South China Sea.

A Chinese Foreign Ministry press release on Tuesday said after the conclusion of the consultation it was agreed that all parties will commit themselves to fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.

They will make joint efforts toward "a code of conduct in the South China Sea" and continue to exchange views on the issue.

According to the press release, China and ASEAN also agreed to co-host celebrations on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the China-ASEAN strategic partnership and further expand friendly communication and cooperation in all fields.

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