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Topic - Surin Pitsuwan
Southeast Asian leaders decided Sunday to ask China to start formal talks "as soon as possible" on crafting a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories, a top diplomat said.
New differences could undercut attempts by Southeast Asian countries and China to forge a pact aimed at preventing territorial conflicts from erupting into violence, diplomats said Tuesday at the start of a regional meeting.
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations made the decision during their annual summit in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan said.
"They would like to see the commencement of the discussion as soon as possible because this is an issue of interest, concern and worry of the international community," Mr. Surin told reporters. "It's an issue between ASEAN and China to resolve together It needs two to tango."