Phl, China to hold direct talks on SCS
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The Philippines and China will hold direct talks on their maritime dispute in May, Filipino officials said yesterday, as President Duterte seeks stronger economic ties with Beijing. China has invited officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) for a visit to start discussions on a bilateral consultation mechanism on the South China Sea, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The DFA yesterday confirmed China is proposing to hold the host the bilateral consultation meeting with the Philippines in May.
Lee-Brago, P., & Laude, J. (2017, March 30). Phl, China to hold direct talks on SCS. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 10.
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Disputes; Territorial waters; Bilateral agreements; Conferences; International cooperation; Law of the sea; International law; Trade; Investments; Environmental monitoring; Fishing grounds; Surveillance and enforcement; Military operations; Artificial islands; Aircraft; International agreements; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague; Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative (AMTI); Department of National Defense (DND); Philippine Air Force (PAF); Japan’s Minister of Defense Acquisitions; Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA); Duterte, Rodrigo; Jose, Charles; Hua, Chunying; Aguirre, Vitaliano II; Carpio, Antonio; Lorenzana, Delfin
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