South China Sea tensions figure in talks with Sushma

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Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Aug 9 (IANS) Tensions in the South China Sea Saturday figured in talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her counterparts from the region, with the Philippines minister elaborating on the country’s three-stage resolution of territorial disputes in that sea. “The Philippines did share with us their triple action plan and what they see as their approach to the South China Sea,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters. At the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting here, the Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario presented a three-part proposal meant to reduce tension in the South China Sea. Rosario told the ASEAN meet that tensions in the South China Sea have worsened in the past few months and continue to deteriorate.


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