Marcos expresses concern over the ongoing tension in Taiwan

Marcos expresses concern over the ongoing tension in Taiwan

By Liezelle Soriano

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MANILA — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expressed his concern over the ongoing tension in Taiwan.

Marcos called for dialogue between all parties to prevent the situation from escalating further.

“In this context, we are certainly concerned about rising tensions in the Taiwan Strait, just north of the Philippines. We urge all parties involved to exercise maximum restraint. Dialogue and diplomacy must prevail,” he said.

This is amid the conflict between China and Taiwan, where America has also felt sympathy after the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan.

“We adhere to the One China Policy and have consistently called for the peaceful resolution of the issues involving Taiwan,” Marcos added.

At the same time, Marcos assured that the Philippines will continue to promote peace in the disputed West Philippine Sea.

“We will continue to work toward strengthening Asean, particularly its dialogue partnerships with neighbors that uphold regional peace and security,” Marcos said.

“We think that these dialogue mechanisms and security arrangements should complement — not supplant — the Asean-centered regional security architecture as has been built over decades by the ASEAN and its member partners, as well as the existing network of bilateral security partnerships in the region,” the President added. (ai/mtvn)

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