Philippines sends note verbale to China after debris seizure in West PH Sea

24/11/2022 6:12:00 PM

The Marcos government says it wants clarification from China on the incident

The Philippines sends a note verbale to China seeking “clarification” on an incident where the Chinese coast guard “forcibly retrieved” floating debris from the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea. Full story:

The Marcos government says it wants clarification from China on the incident

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines sent a note verbale to China seeking “clarification” on a recent incident where Chinese coast guard personnel “forcibly retrieved” floating debris from members of the Philippine Navy in the West Philippine Sea.on Thursday.announced."Yes, in fact even before that, we are studying the incident," Manalo told CNN Philippines.

Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo announced the development in an interview with CNN Philippines on Thursday, November 24, saying that the Marcos administration wants to hear about the confrontation “from the side of China.” The top diplomat did not discount the possibility of further action, including face-to-face meetings on the matter.ADVERTISEMENT “The Department has also taken action.“We’ll have to take it step by step but depending on the reply, if we find the reply lacking or we need further clarification, we will continue the discussion perhaps through notes verbale or if necessary, through verbal face-to-face meetings,” Manalo said.We have issued a note verbale already seeking clarification from China on the incident,” DFA Secretary Enrique Manalo said on CNN Philippines’ The Source.Vice Admiral Alberto Carlos, commander of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command, earlier disclosed details of the incident which took place on Sunday, November 20.“We, of course, have our own reports, but we would like to hear them from the side of China.According to the AFP, a floating object had been spotted about 800 yards west of Pag-asa Island, prompting Philippine naval authorities to send a team to retrieve and examine the object.Marcos said this kind of incident is among the reasons why he is glad that he will go to China in January next year for a state visit.

The team tied the object to their boat for towing, after which a Chinese coast guard vessel was said to have approached and blocked the Philippine boat’s course twice.FEATURED STORIES.FEATURED STORIES.The Chinese coast guard later deployed an inflatable boat that cut the Philippine vessel’s tow line and took the object to the coast guard ship.Following the incident,.

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