ASEAN can’t resolve sea disputes: Minh
MANILA: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary General Le Luong Minh has said that the ASEAN was not the venue to resolve sovereignty claims over the South China Sea, reports ANI.
“We have to be able to separate, to expect these sovereignty claims. I mean we have only four Asean countries who are claimants –Vietnam, Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia,” Manila Times quoted Minh as saying. He, however, stated that ASEAN was the venue to regulate the conduct of all parties in the territorial dispute.
According to the secretary, the South China Sea issue was one aspect of ASEAN with China and it was not needed for other ASEAN countries to have a position on this.