Indonesia's Wirajuda calls for dialogue on South China Sea | Asia Pacific

Indonesia's Wirajuda calls for dialogue on South China Sea

Indonesia's Wirajuda calls for dialogue on South China Sea

Updated 6 March 2013, 10:10 AEST

A former foreign minister of Indonesia says South-East Asian countries need to do more to mediate the tensions between China and its neighbours.

China claims sovereignty over much of the South China Sea, bringing it into dispute recently with Vietnam and the Philippines.

It also claims islands and atolls which Japan and South Korea administer.

Hassan Wirajuda who was Foreign Minister under two Presidents for eight years until 2009, says territorial tensions are not being dealt with by ASEAN or the East Asia Summit which are concentrating on economic and trade issues.

Correspondent: Karon Snowdon

Speaker: Hassan Wirajuda, Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia and Patron of the Institute for Peace and Democracy

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