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Vatican ‘foreign minister’ calls for respect for international law in South China Sea dispute

July 05, 2024

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States and International Organizations, called on China, the Philippines, and other parties in the South China Sea dispute to “to abide by international law and to pursue that as a way of resolving difficulties and problems with the best interests of all involved.”

“In such circumstances, such situations of conflict, whatever they are, first of all, that every effort must be made that any differences, conflicts are resolved peacefully,” he added.

The prelate made his remarks at a press conference in Manila, following a meeting with Enrique Manalo, the Philippines’ Secretary of Foreign Affairs.

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