He mentioned the Philippines had approached different Southeast Asian Nations with whom the Philippines has territorial disputes, like Vietnam and Malaysia, “to make our personal conduct of conduct”.
The Philippines and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has previously few years been working with China in the direction of making a framework to ascertain a code of conduct, a plan dedicated to way back to 2002.
Progress has been sluggish, nevertheless, with negotiations on its contents nonetheless but to get underway and considerations in regards to the extent to which China, which claims possession of many of the South China Sea, is dedicated to a binding algorithm.
“It is essential we proceed to strengthen partnership. The foremost companion of the Philippines is the United States,” Marcos mentioned, including that Manila would additionally companion with international locations respecting the rule of regulation.
(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales and Karen Lema; Editing by Martin Petty)
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