Arrow Artboard Created with Sketch. Artboard Created with Sketch. Title Chevron Title Chevron Icon Facebook Icon Linkedin Icon Mail Contact Path Layer Icon Mail Positive Arrow Icon Print Politics 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)
CLIFF VENZON, Nikkei staff writer March 3, 2016 12:00 JST | China 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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