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Marcos, Xi support early conclusion of South China Sea code
« on: November 19, 2022, 02:09:11 PM »
Marcos, Xi support early conclusion of South China Sea code
By Catherine S. Valente
November 18, 2022 800

https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/11/18/news/marcos-xi-support-early-conclusion-of-south-china-sea-code/1866815

PRESIDENT Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Chinese President Xi Jinping have reaffirmed their support for the early conclusion of the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea "to help manage differences and regional tensions," the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday.

The two leaders reaffirmed this commitment during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 29th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand Thursday.

In a statement, the DFA said the two leaders "agreed that maritime issues do not define the totality of Philippines-China relations."

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