South East Asia ministers didn't discuss U.S. plan on sea claims - diplomat

Le Luong Minh, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), said the proposal was not discussed by foreign ministers in their meeting on Friday because there was already a mechanism in place to curtail actions such as land reclamation and building on disputed islands and reefs.
"It's not even an issue of ASEAN supporting or not supporting that proposal," he told Reuters, noting that China and ASEAN had already committed to "self restraint" on such action in an agreement signed in 2002.
Most claimants have flouted those guidelines, leading to... read more

 
9 August 2014 in World News, Views: 30
Source: Reuters
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