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South China Sea tensions prompt ASEAN foreign ministers into a display of unity -- of sorts

Thongloun Sisoulith, foreign minister and deputy prime minister of Laos, speaks at press conference in Vientiane on Feb. 27. (Photo by Minoru Satake)

VIENTIANE   Southeast Asian foreign ministers met in the Laotian capital on Feb. 27 and reiterated the significance of unrestricted maritime and aerial operations over the South China Sea.

     The statement comes with tension around the disputed waterway ratcheting up now that China is installing military equipment in the area.

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