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Duterte, Abe vow peaceful resolution of South China Sea dispute

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NewsHubPresident Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe affirmed to pursue a peaceful resolution over the longstanding maritime dispute over the South China Sea.
“The issue of the South China Sea is linked directly to regional peace and stability and is of concern to the entire international community,” Abe said during his joint statement with Duterte in Malacañang on Wednesday.
Abe lauded Duterte’s efforts to improve the Philippines’ strained relations with China due to our maritime dispute.
“I welcome the fact that President Duterte is making efforts to improve China-Philippine relations in light of the arbitral award,” he said.
In July 2016, the Philippines won a historic decision by the international arbitral tribunal on the maritime dispute case against China.

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