Statement by the Chairman of the ASEAN Regional Forum urges self-control in mind of the U.S.-China conflict September 14 at 1:50 a.m.
The President’s Statement of the ARF-ASEAN Regional Forum, which will discuss security in the Asia-Pacific region held on December 12, urges self-control with the United States and China deepening their conflict over the disputed South China Sea issue.
The ALF was a conference attended by 27 countries and regions, including members of the ASEAN-Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Japan, the United States, and China, and was held in a video conference format chaired by Vietnam.
The chairman’s statement released today pointed out that “several foreign ministers have expressed concern” about the issue of the South China Sea, where China is building artificial islands and building military bases.
Keeping in mind that the conflict, including military tensions between the United States and China, is deepening, he stressed that “actions that could complicate or exacerbate conflict or affect peace and stability need to be controlled.”
This ARF was attended only by a senior government official on behalf of the Foreign Ministers of the United States and China, both of which did not participate due to schedule reasons.
The Chairman’s Statement also emphasized the importance of dialogue toward denuclearization of the situation on the Korean Peninsula, urged the resumption of dialogue by the countries concerned, and included the statement that “several foreign ministers stressed the importance of addressing the humanitarian concerns of the international community, including the early resolution of the abduction issue.”