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Taiwan and the Philippines may start follow-up discussions next week on cooperative
law enforcement in their overlapping economic marine areas, a Taiwanese foreign affairs official said Tuesday.
Philippine and Taiwanese fishery officials are due to meet in Taiwan for negotiations on matters such as the scope of such law enforcement by the authorities in each country, said Elliott Charng, director-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, at a regular news briefing.
He said the two countries are still trying to finalize the date for the meeting but it may be held as early as next week in Taipei.
The negotiations are being held in the wake of two incidents involving Taiwanese fishing boats in an overlapping economic zone of two countries, and the other incident in Philippines territorial waters, in May. [FULL STORY]