As it faces an international lawsuit over the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has tried to pacify Vietnam, another claimant of the contested waters, with an assurance to settle it through dialogue and substantial cooperation in various fields.
Calling for a regional crisis mechanism in the backdrop of escalating maritime stand-offs with its neighbours, China on Friday said disputes management procedures should be strengthened to prevent disputes from escalating.
The US, Australian and Japanese leaders today called for peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, a day after Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia as China contests disputed territory.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he has agreed with his Nicaraguan counterpart, Daniel Ortega, "to establish lines of communication" to resolve through diplomatic channels the maritime dispute between the two countries.
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to settle the maritime dispute over the natural gas and mineral-rich zone of the Bay of Bengal by demarcating the sea boundary following the principles of equidistance and equity of resources.