- Title: Japan and China foreign ministers hold bilateral talks in Manila
- Date: 7th August 2017
- Summary: MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AUGUST 7, 2017) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** JAPANESE FOREIGN MINISTER TARO KONO AND CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTER WANG YI SHAKING HANDS JAPANESE AND CHINESE DELEGATES IN MEETING WANG SPEAKING KONO LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS KONO SPEAKING WANG LISTENING MEETING IN PROGRESS
- Embargoed: 21st August 2017 10:55
- Keywords: China Japan foreign minister Wang Yi Taro Kono bilateral
- Location: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- City: MANILA, PHILIPPINES
- Country: Philippines
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016T5QAF9
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Japanese foreign minister Taro Kono met with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum (ARF) in Manila on Monday (August 7).
Both ministers will attend the ARF, where discussions on the Korean Peninsula's denuclearization and the framework for the code of conduct on the South China Sea are expected to be on top of its agenda.
Japan has expressed support over the implementation of the code of conduct over the disputed waters, which would serve as a guide on the activities that may be conducted by claimant countries.
Tension between the Philippines, China, Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam rose last year over the South China Sea, with a permanent arbitration case in The Hague ruling to the Philippine's favour over China. Wang said in an interview this weekend that ASEAN's negotiation with China will start as long as no "outside parties" meddle in the talks.
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