MANILA, Philippines – MULING inulit ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. ang paninindigan ng Pilipinas sa 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) at sa rule of law sa pagsasaayos ng maritime disputes sa 26th ASEAN-China Summit here.
“We must emphasize that practical cooperation in the maritime domain can only flourish with an enabling environment of regional peace, security, and stability, anchored in international law,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos sa kanyang intervention sa nasabing summit.
“The Philippines therefore continues to uphold the primacy of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as the framework within which all activities in the seas and oceans are conducted. We once again reaffirm our commitment to the rule of law and peaceful settlement of disputes,” dagdag na pahayag nito.
Iniulat din ng Punong Ehekutibo ang kahalagahan ng progreso sa paglikha ng Code of Conduct sa South China Sea.
“We are pleased that at the last negotiations on the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea held in Manila a few weeks ago, that some progress was made in discussing the milestone issues and a preliminary review of the Single Draft Negotiating Text,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.
“The early conclusion of an effective and substantive COC that is in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UNCLOS, remains the goal for ASEAN and for China,” aniya pa rin.
Makikita sa mga larawan na ipinalabas ng ASEAN Secretariat na kausap ni Pangulong Marcos si Chinese Premier Li Qiang, tumayong kinatawan ni Chinese President Xi Jinping sa idinaos na ASEAN-China Summit.
Iyon nga lamang, wala pang ipinalalabas na karagdagang impormasyon ang Presidential Communications Office (PCO) ukol sa interaksyon. Kris Jose