Communiques Won't Resolve Asian Sea Dispute, Official Says

  • Meeting includes partners such as China and the U.S.
  • Officials failed to agree in recent years on South China Sea

Defence chiefs from Southeast Asian nations pose for pictures ahead of their meeting.

Photographer: Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty Images

Joint declarations by Southeast Asian nations won’t solve territorial disputes in the South China Sea and concluding a code of conduct for the disputed waterway should be a priority, said Malaysian Defense Minister Hishammuddin Hussein.

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