Cambodia: ASEAN should stay out of South China Sea dispute

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Walking in different directions, Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders leave the stage after the traditional opening ceremony photo of the 26th ASEAN summit at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Malaysia, 27 April 2015.

Cambodia: ASEAN should stay out of South China Sea dispute


Cambodia is backing China in its argument that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be addressed between claimants and not by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

As reported by Reuters, Cambodia’s intervention is a rare foray by a non-claimant state into the most sensitive issue facing the ASEAN.

"Territorial claims in the South China Sea must be settled with countries involved," Cambodia’s Foreign Affairs Secretary of State Soeung Rathchavy told reporters aft...


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