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ASEAN stresses freedom of overflight above South China Sea

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chairs the ASEAN summit on June 26. The meeting hosted by Hanoi took place online.   © Reuters

HANOI/SINGAPORE -- Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday stressed the importance of "freedom of overflight" over the South China Sea, sending a strong message to China, which has not ruled out imposing an air defense identification zone over the area.

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