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Marcos seeks to negotiate with Beijing over disputed maritime territories

A few weeks after his state visit to Beijing, Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. wants to hold concrete negotiations with China to resolve conflicts in disputed maritime areas. He has proposed talks between the foreign ministries of the two countries for this purpose, according to a report by the AP news agency. The idea is to be able to quickly resolve incidents between boats from both sides in the South China Sea. China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to his proposal at the Beijing summit in early January, Marcos said in an interview with Philippine TV stations. The two sides reportedly are now working out the details.

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