Friday, 21 July 2017
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DND statement on the US-China UUV row

dnd-logoCamp Aguinaldo, Quezon City — This is a matter between the United States and China, so I think it would be best that the specifics of this incident come from the relevant authorities of both countries.

The Department of National Defense (DND) believes that the United States and China can reach an amicable resolution to prevent any further incidents from taking place.

However, this incident in our Exclusive Economic Zone and very near our territorial waters (50NM NW from Subic) is very troubling. Not only does it increase the likelihood of miscalculations that could lead to open confrontation very near the Philippine mainland but the commission of activities other than innocent passage which impinge upon the right of the Philippines over the resources in its EEZ are violations of the Phil rights over its EEZ.

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