“We don’t take sides and we are not a claimant state on any of these territorial features. But at the same time, we strongly support the countries of this region coming together for a Code of Conduct, which will help set out the rules of the road or the rules of the sea, as it will be a way for tensions to decrease,” he said at a media briefing, after presenting his credentials to President Benigno Aquino III.
He said the same is true of “any legal recourse that the Philippine government has taken.”
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Such a move may not build confidence but may instead create tension, he added.
“We believe in free navigation whether it’s in the air or on sea. That’s where the