Talks on S. China Sea code of conduct getting concrete achievements—Chinese Premier

By , on March 16, 2017


Talks between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea have made concrete achievements, according to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. (Photo: Yosomono/ Flickr)
Talks between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea have made concrete achievements, according to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. (Photo: Yosomono/ Flickr)

BEIJING—Talks between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the Code of Conduct (COC) for the South China Sea have made concrete achievements, according to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

“We will continue working on that,” Li said in over two-hour press conference after the closing of the Fifth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC) on Wednesday.

The Chinese Premier said China is hopeful that peace and stability in the South China Sea will be achieved “through dialogue.”

“Let the related sides resolve disagreements through dialogue and for every side to work together to safeguard the peace, stability and development of the region,” he said.