Philippines urges China to respect law

(VOVworld) - Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay called on China on Thursday to respect maritime law and security as well as the rule of law, in order to resolve disputes in both the East Sea and the East China Sea.
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Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay (R) and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida take part in a joint press conference in Davao on the southern island of Mindanao, August 11, 2016. (Photo by AFP)

Yasay met his Japanese counterpart, Fumio Kishida, in the Philippines to discuss regional security and cooperation on maritime security, with Japan reaffirming its help.
They said both Japan and the Philippines are facing similar problems in the East China Sea and the East Sea. Japan is in dispute with China over the islands, called Senkaku by Japan and Diaoyu by China, under Japan’s control in the East China Sea. China and the Philippines have overlapping claims of sovereignty in the region.


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