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South China Sea

ASEAN defense ministers urge quick work on South China Sea code

Tuesday's talks to be followed by broader meeting with US, China and others

ASEAN defense ministers attend a virtual meeting on June 15. (Image courtesy of Brunei's Defense Ministry)

SINGAPORE -- Defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday called for the early conclusion of a code of conduct for the South China Sea, as tensions rise in the region.

The ministers gathered online for a meeting hosted by Brunei, this year's ASEAN chair. The 10-member bloc will also hold an expanded discussion on Wednesday with counterparts from eight key countries, including China, the U.S., Japan and India.

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