INDONESIA TO HOST TALKS OVER DISPUTED SPARATLYS
JAKARTA – Indonesia will host a workshop to seek ways to avoid armed conflict in the South China Sea, where a clutch of potentially oil rich islands are jointly mentioned by six countries; Foreign Minister Ali Alatas said.
Officials and experts from 11 countries would be attending the session which begins on Wednesday, including the Spartaly Islands' six claimants – Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
Indonesia's alatas was quoted be the official Antara news agency on Saturday as saying the workshop aimed to contribute to the quest for peace and cooperation rather than to seek a solution to the Sparatlys' dispute.
Other attending the meeting will be from Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups three of claimants – Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines – with Indonesia, Singapore and thailand.
The “efforts” to overcome Potential Conflicr in the South China Sea” workshop is the fifth to the hosted by Indonesia, chairman of the 111 – member Non – Aligned Movement, since 1990.
To dispute: to argue, to argue
To host: to organize
Armed conflict: a violent dispute
Clutch: grab, grab
Jointly: together, together
Claim: claim, claim, confirm
Claimant: claimant, plaintiff
Quest: the search
The association of the Southeast Asian Nations
South China Sea: South China Sea
Non-aligned Movement: non-aligned movement
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Officials and experts from 11 countries will attend the meeting starting on Wednesday, including the six claimants to the Spratlys: Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan.
On Saturday, the antara news agency quoted the Indonesian foreign minister as saying that the conference was aimed at finding peace and cooperation rather than finding a resolution to the dispute over the Spratly Islands.
Other participants in the meeting will be Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has three countries in the group of claimants: Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, along with Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.
The seminar on “efforts to overcome resource disputes in the South China Sea” is the fifth conference organized by Indonesia, the chair of the 5-member non-aligned movement since 111
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