The Philippines and China is about to maintain one other spherical of talks to resolve the maritime dispute involving the West Philippine Sea, Malacañang stated Tuesday (July 11).
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella stated the two nations have agreed to maintain the talks in the second half of 2017.
“The Philippines and China have reviewed their experience on the West Philippine Sea issue, exchanged views on the current issues of concern to either side, and they have agreed that they will further discuss mutually acceptable approaches to deal with them,” he stated at a press briefing.
Last May, the Philippines and China performed the first assembly of the Philippines-China Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on the South China Sea in a bid to resolve points surrounding the disputed waters.
Duterte has chosen to put aside the favorable ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration relating to the dispute to maintain a dialogue with China.