ASEAN and Chinese officials will meet on the DOC implementation on June 27 (Photo: asean.org)

Hanoi (VNA) – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said the 15th Senior Officials' Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) will be convened on June 27 in Changsha in central China's Hunan Province.

The spokesperson said Vice Foreign Minister of China Kong Xuanyou and senior diplomats from ASEAN countries will attend the meeting.

Prior to the meeting, the 24th Joint Working Group meeting on the Implementation of the DOC will be held.

China and ASEAN countries will continue to discuss issues including implementation of the DOC, pragmatic maritime cooperation, and negotiation of the code of conduct in the East Sea (COC), he said.

The DOC, signed in 2002 by China and ASEAN countries, outlines the most important principles in the management of disputes on the East Sea, and consultations for the COC were launched by the two sides in 2013. -VNA