NAYPYITAW – President Aquino has asked China to remove its ships illegally deployed in the West Philippine Sea.
Speaking at the ASEAN-China summit yesterday at Myanmar International Convention Center, Aquino said the Association of Southeast Asian Nations values practical cooperation and early harvest measures, including hotlines and search and rescue arrangements.
“These activities, however, can only be meaningful if there are concrete positive developments on the waters of the South China Sea,” he said.
Aquino spoke before the closing of the 25th ASEAN Summit in Naypyitaw yesterday.
Representing Chinese President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang attended the closing ceremonies.