|Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying's Remarks on 13th Senior Officials' Meeting on DOC Implementation|
Q: It is learnt that the 13th Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) will be convened soon. Can you give us more details?
A: The 13th Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the DOC will be held on August 16 in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin and senior diplomatic officials from ASEAN countries will attend the meeting. Prior to that, there will be the 18th Joint Working Group meeting on the Implementation of the DOC.
In keeping with the joint statement signed by foreign ministers of China and ASEAN countries on fully and effectively implementing the DOC, the Chinese side and ASEAN countries will continue with their discussion on implementing the DOC and moving forward negotiation on the code of conduct in the South China Sea (COC).