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  • Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, shakes hands with ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan as Hun Sen handed over a signed document to Surin after the singing ceremony of adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration during the 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

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  • 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.

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  • "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."

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