Tillerson: N. Korea must stop missile launches if it wants talks

Tillerson: N. Korea must stop missile launches if it wants talks

On Sunday the United States and China piled more pressure on North Korea to force it to abandon its nuclear missile programme, added AFP news agency.

China expects greater development of the Asean community, which will contribute more to regional peace, stability and prosperity and better benefit the people of its member countries, Xi said.

The situation in the South China Sea should also be "generally stable", he said.

In a strong joint statement with Australia and Japan this weekend, the USA urged ASEAN to adopt a legally binding code of conduct to constrain Beijing's maritime activity, while denouncing China's land reclamation and militarization in no uncertain terms.

China's approach to working with the other ASEAN countries is dismissive at best.

The framework seeks to advance a 2002 Declaration of Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the South China Sea, which has mostly been ignored by claimant states, particularly China, which has built seven manmade islands in disputed waters, three of which are equipped with runways, surface-to-air missiles and radars.

China scored a diplomatic "slam dunk" on the South China Sea issue when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to Beijing's terms on talks. But we have told all countries around the world: We are a sovereign nation.

Philippine Foreign Minister spokesman Robespierre Bolivar said the ministers agreed to convene in August to discuss modalities of the negotiations on the actual code of conduct and Asean leaders are expected to announce the formal start of the negotiations at the summit in November.

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A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. But even this future Code of Conduct, China insists, must not be legally binding.

Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn has reaffirmed Cambodia's stance of taking no sides in territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

If and when they ever get started, negotiations under the new framework will face a number of thorny issues, including whether the code should be legally binding.

China has opposed including mention of its island-building or an arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing's historical claims to the strategic waters.

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday told North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho that Pyongyang would be "a good dialogue partner" of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).

In Manila, Ms Bishop also met with China's foreign minister Wang Yi who later said Beijing hopes to "expand all area of co-operation with Australia", according to the Chinese newsagency Xinhua.

In a meeting with North Korean foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, Wang said he told his counterpart 'not to violate the United Nations decision or provoke the worldwide community's goodwill by conducting missile launches or nuclear tests.

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