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Senior Southeast Asian foreign ministry officials met in the Philippines on Wednesday to try to improve maritime cooperation amid sea disputes that threaten regional stability. 

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) officials link arms during the opening of the 3rd ASEAN Maritime Forum in Manila. Senior Southeast Asian foreign ministry officials met in the Philippines to find ways of bolstering maritine cooperation amid sea disputes that threaten regional stability.

Discussions during the three-day Asean Maritime Forum will focus on maritime security, sea piracy and ensuring "freedom of navigation" in the seas they share, the foreign department said in a statement.

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