ASEAN together can make a high mountain – Opinion – The Jakarta Post

ASEAN and China will perhaps begin their second reading of the draft text of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea in the foreseeable future. While the international community looks forward to the smooth conclusion of this Code of Conduct, it might be a test-bed for ASEAN’s pledge of “Cohesive ASEAN”.

The challenge also remains to prove that the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific, adopted by ASEAN leaders last June, could develop into a practical foundation for action plans.
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