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‘Committed to resolving South Chi Sea issue peacefully’

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

Manila, March 29: The Philippines on Wednesday said it was committed to resolving the South Chi Sea issue peacefully. “We are firmly committed to our position for a peaceful settlement of disputes and one that is in accordance with the rule of law,” Foreign Assistant Secretary Charles Jose was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency. Chi and the Philippines will hold the first meeting of a bilateral consultation mechanism on the South Chi Sea issue in May. Jose said the bilateral consultation mechanism is significant because it will provide a venue for both Chi and the Philippines to discuss the dispute in a peaceful manner. He said both sides are looking forward to the May meeting. “Both sides are discussing on the specific dates and we have no agreement yet on the substantive agenda as well as the level of the meeting. (IANS)

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