China, Philippines discuss joint South China Sea projects

Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:00 vuquangtiep
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Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano hailed a “golden period” in ties with China on Wednesday despite differences over the South China Sea as the countries discussed how they might conduct joint development projects in the disputed waters.

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Cayetano made the remarks in Beijing after meeting with his counterpart Wang Yi, who said the two countries will advance discussions on “offshore oil and gas exploration.”

“This way, the South China Sea disputes will no longer block the development of bilateral ties, but rather the South China Sea will be turned into a source of friendship and cooperation between our two countries,” Wang said.

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