A code of conduct eyed in settling Spratlys issue

April 2012
Filipino Reporter;4/5/2012, Vol. 40 Issue 18, p14
The article presents the statement of Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario before a gathering of foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) about the need for the group to take a common stand on regional maritime disputes before dealing with China on the Spratly Islands issue. He cites the key elements that the proposed Code of Conduct (COC) must contain. He also notes the Philippines' adherence to international laws in dealing with the issue.


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