Radio Taiwan International
Foreign ministry spokesperson Andrew Lee says Taiwan should be included in
mechanisms for dialogue concerning the South China Sea.
Lee was speaking Tuesday, a day after the announcement that China and ASEAN member nations are to begin discussions about a set of guidelines for behavior in the South China Sea.
Lee said that Taiwan is pleased to see parties to territorial disputes in the area hold peaceful dialogue.
Lee reiterated Taiwan’s sovereignty claim to the islands and surrounding waters in the South China Sea, but said Taiwan hopes to work together with other countries in the region on South China Sea issues.