- Title: Chinese foreign minister arrives in Manila for ASEAN meeting
- Date: 5th August 2017
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AUGUST 5, 2017) (HOST BROADCASTER POOL) VARIOUS OF CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI WALKING ALONG HALLWAY IN AIRPORT TERMINAL WANG APPROACHING AIRPORT EMPLOYEE WANG BOWING TO AIRPORT EMPLOYEE AND WALKING AWAY WANG SPEAKING TO PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS WHILE EXITING HALLWAY
- Embargoed: 19th August 2017 17:47
- Keywords: ASEAN meeing ARF meeting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi arriving Manila airport Philippines capital
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016SVPIDH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived in Manila on Saturday (August 5) to attend a regional meeting with his counterparts from Southeast Asia and other nations.
Wang is expected to meet with foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Sunday (August 6) and join the ASEAN Regional Forum with 26 countries on Monday (August 7).
This year's regional meeting is set to avoid tackling the subject of Beijing's activities in the South China Sea, while the ASEAN foreign ministers are preparing to endorse a framework for a Code of Conduct that is neither binding nor enforceable, according to a draft received by Reuters.
A legally binding and enforceable code of conduct has been a goal for ASEAN's claimant members - Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines and Vietnam - since a 2002 pact to ensure freedom of navigation and overflight. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, through which about $5 trillion in goods pass every year.
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