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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct framework with China for the disputed South China Sea, but it wasn't realistic to expect an agreement within a year, Singapore's defence minister said on Wednesday.

China and the 10-member ASEAN bloc adopted a negotiating framework on the code and have already commenced talks on the issue.

Singapore's Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen was speaking to reporters following a gathering of ASEAN defence chiefs.

(Reporting by Fathin Ungku, writing by Jack KimEditing by Shri Navaratnam)

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