Indonesian Foreign Minister: ASEAN is in a critical moment


ASEAN is currently in a critical moment and therefore I (Indonesia) was here (Hanoi-ed) to discuss with Foreign Minister Minh related to the problems being faced by ASEAN. Indonesia and Vietnam agree on the need to maintain unity and centrality of ASEAN in regional issues.

We managed to discuss some ideas related to the things that unite ASEAN. We have identified six key principles such as the need to respect international law and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and without using violence in solving problems.

This statement was made by Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa when starting a press statement after meeting with Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi press, July 18, 2012.

Natalegawa foreign minister was quoted as saying by local media said, "We were Able to compare some ideas, some notes on what are the basic principles unite That ASEAN. We Identified six principles play. The six principles included the need to reaffirm the Declaration on the Conduct (DOC) of Parties in the East Sea INVOLVED, the need to reaffirm the guidelines, the need to reaffirm the need for a Code of Conduct (COC) in the East Sea, the need to respect international laws and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the non-use of force and the solution of the conflict on the basis of UNCLOS. "

Indonesian Secretary of State arrived in Hanoi late afternoon on July 18, 2012 from Manila and was bound for Cambodia's night on the same day. In a meeting with Secretary of Foreign Affairs Vietnam was accompanied among others by Ambassador to Vietnam Maryerfas and Plt. Head of Administration Secretary Michael Tene.