6 months PH, China agree to settle South China Sea irritants through bilateral talks MB
By Genalyn Kabiling The Philippines and China have agreed to pursue bilateral negotiations to resolve the “irritants” in the disputed South China Sea such as the reported presence of Chinese vessels in Pag-asa Island, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo(OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)elo The agreement was reached between President Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping after discussing the challenges arising from the arbitral ruling on the sea dispute in Beijing last Thursday, Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo said. The two leaders met on the sidelines of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing last week. ... more