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Cambodia’s envoy confident on South China Sea pact

Cambodia’s ASEAN spokesman Kung Phoak has expressed confidence that a consensus on the South China Sea tensions could be reached based on the progress of a senior officials’ meeting. Phoak said he is confident things are moving in the right direction and “are almost there”. Cambodia is hosting the ASEAN ministers regional meeting where the ongoing South China Sea tensions will be another hot-button issue on the agenda. Beijing claims most of the sea – with competing territorial assertions from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Cambodia, which hosted ASEAN in 2012, was accused of siding with China over the disputed and resource-rich waters, resulting in no communique being issued.


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