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10-11-2011 14:39 BJT

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Cambodia, Singapore urge peaceful solution to South China Sea dispute 
PHNOM PENH, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Hor Namhong and his Singapore's counterpart K Shanmugam agreed on Wednesday that the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and some ASEAN countries should be solved peacefully.

"We have exchanged ideas on the issue of territorial claims in the South China Sea by China and four ASEAN nations," Hor Namhong told reporters after meeting with Shanmugam.

"We agreed to urge all relevant sides to negotiate and solve the issue peacefully in accordance with the (2002) Declaration of Conduct in the South China Sea (DOC) and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea," he said.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Shanmugam, who arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday morning for a two-day official visit, will also meet Prime Minister Hun Sen and have an audience with King Norodom Sihamoni.

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