NAYPYIDAW, November 13. /TASS/. Territorial disagreements in the South China Sea can be settled through joint regional development, Prime Minister of the Chinese State Council Li Keqiang said at the East Asia summit in the Myanmar capital on Thursday.
“China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to hold consultations actively to work out the set of approaches to the South China Sea dispute based on a consensus in the near future,” he said, adding that “To settle disputes China offers countries involved in them to promote actively joint development as this is a realistic and effective way to settle disagreements.”
The South China Sea problems should be solved in talks between countries which are directly concerned over these issues, China and ASEAN states should maintain peace and stability in the region jointly.
Leaders of all ten ASEAN states, namely Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines as well as presidents of the United States and South Korea, the prime minister of the Chinese State Council, prime ministers of Russia, Australia, India, New Zealand and Japan representing ASEAN dialogue partners met in Naypyidaw.