Date: November 19, 2015
An agreement on facilitating bilateral cooperation in fisheries law enforcement
was recently concluded between Taiwan and the Philippines, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nov. 19.
Under the pact signed earlier the month in Taipei by Lin Song-huann, the ROC’s representative to the Southeast Asian country, and his Filipino counterpart Antonio I. Basilio, the two sides agreed to avoid using violence or unnecessary force, create an emergency notification system and establish a prompt release mechanism.
“The agreement upholds the spirit and principles of President Ma Ying-jeou’s South China Sea Peace Initiative, which calls for shelving disputes, pursing peace and reciprocity, while promoting joint exploration and development of resources,” MOFA Minister David Lin said. [FULL STORY]