PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) – The chair of this week’s Asean meetings said Saturday (Aug 6) that discussions among foreign ministers over Taiwan tensions were lively and included some strong arguments, but it was better disputes were handled with words.

Mr Prak Sokhonn, Cambodia’s foreign minister, said he told a meeting of foreign ministers they must have calm, dignified, polite and civilised discussions.

“The most important thing is that we continue to talk to each other,” he told reporters.