Addressing the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in China’s Chongqing city on June 7, Retno said that the East Sea issue is a big test for the partnership between ASEAN member countries and China.

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi

Indonesia is ready to host a meeting to discuss the COC in the near future, she said, adding that the country also encourages all parties to comply with the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), including exercising restraint.

Retno also mentioned that the developing dynamics of global geopolitics require each country to promote dialogue in resolving differences and disputes.

According to her, it is important to build strategic trust, not conduct behaviors that further reduce mutual trust.

Source: VNA