ASEAN, China hold 10th senior official meeting on DOC hinh anh 1 Illustrative image. (Photo: AFP)

The 10th ASEAN-China senior officials’ meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in East Sea (DOC) took place in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, China from October 19-21.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung.

During the meeting, diplomats from ASEAN member states and China reviewed the implementation of the DOC and the consultation process for a Code of Conduct for the East Sea (COC).

The two sides shared the view reached at the 9th meeting last July that the consultation process has entered a new stage, and the sides should reach the COC as early as possible to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea.

They agreed to examine several important documents that enable them to speed up the consultation of the COC.

The ASEAN and China also discussed measures to effectively strengthen cooperation at sea.-VNA