SOUTH CHINA SEA
Asean foreign ministers have agreed to hold a "retreat" to flesh out a common position on South China Sea maritime disputes prior to a meeting with China.
The retreat would be held ahead of a special China-Asean foreign ministers meeting in August, which will serve as a prelude to the full Asean-China Summit later in the year.
Foreign Ministry permanent secretary Sihasak Phuangketkaew said the proposal was raised by Thailand during the Asean Summit which ended on Thursday in Brunei.
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