CambodiaForeign ministers of the countries attending the ASEAN Regional Forum today discussed recent complicated developments, including the East Sea and Taiwan Strait issues.
Representatives of countries attending the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) on the afternoon of August 5 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, discussed many regional and international issues, especially complicated and tense developments. recently, the State Department said in a statement today.
In addition to the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait issues, the ARF also discussed the situation in Myanmar, the Korean peninsula and Ukraine. Speaking at the conference, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son emphasized the importance of dialogue and cooperation for peace, security, stability and development.
The Minister affirmed ASEAN’s principled stance on the East Sea issue, emphasizing the importance of ensuring security, safety and freedom of navigation and overflight in the East Sea.
The Minister also called on ASEAN and China to continue effectively implementing the DOC Declaration and soon reach a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
Minister Bui Thanh Son called on all parties in the region to exercise restraint, avoid complicating the situation, settle disagreements and disputes by peaceful means, and comply with international law, the United Nations Charter and the Agreements. Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC).
The Minister also said that ASEAN will maintain its engagement with Myanmar, promote the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus of the ASEAN Leaders for the benefit of the people of Myanmar and for peace, stability and development in the region.
The ARF Forum is the last activity to end the working week of foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and their partners within the framework of the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-55) and related meetings in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
The ARF was first held in Bangkok, Thailand in 1994, becoming one of the main and most inclusive forums to promote constructive dialogue, contributing to the creation of a consensus approach to building building trust, as well as addressing political and security issues of mutual concern in the Asia-Pacific region.