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De Venecia: Huangyan Dispute needs no third party

(People's Daily Online)

16:09, June 13, 2012

Edited and Translated by Yao Chun, People's Daily Online

The Huangyan Issue can be solved by direct and sincere dialogues between the Philippines and China, and it needs no interference by a third party, said Jose Claveria de Venecia, former speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines recently.

The 76-year-old Jose Claveria de Venecia was elected as the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Philippines in 1992 for the first time and has served as Speaker for five times, totalling 15 years. Jose de Venecia is not only a respectful politician in the Philippines but also the founder of Asian Peace and Reconciliation Commission. He has served as president of the standing committee of International Conference of Asian Political Parties.

Jose Claveria de Venecia has always paid high attention to the regional peace and development. Concerning the Huangyan Dispute he said, "Mutual comprehension is key to Asian people. An ancient Philippine saying goes 'Peace won't come with misunderstanding.' That is exactly the current situation between China and the Philippines."

Jose Claveria de Venecia believes that the recent fishing ban in the waters around the Huangyan Island eases the tension in this area.

With bilateral joint efforts, Chinese and Philippine boats have left the waters off Huangyan Island peacefully. "China can take into consideration the possibility to resume tours to the Philippines and the import of Philippine fruits. This will send a signal to the world that the commercial and cultural exchanges have totally recovered," Jose Claveria de Venecia said.

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