ASEAN: consultations on South China Sea code of conduct to start

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will start consultations on the text of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea. This is one of the outcomes of the 31st ASEAN meeting, which also culminated in a joint Declaration for a Decade of Coastal and Marine Environmental Protection in the South China Sea (2017-2027). Chinese official reports on that matter may be found here and here. The issue of freedom of navigation and overflight has been mentioned here.

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