West Philippine Sea Agreement

The United States, which has significant interests in ensuring freedom of navigation and the safety of maritime lines of communication (SLOCs), has expressed support for an agreement on a binding code of conduct and other confidence-building measures. China`s claims threaten the SLOCs, important shipping lanes that facilitate trade and the movement of naval forces. Prior to the issuance of the order, the Philippine meteorological office PAGASA took the name in 2011 to refer to the waters of the west of the country, while continuing to use the “Philippine Sea” to indicate the waters to the east of the archipelago. [8] Marine areas on the western side of the Philippine archipelago are called the Western Philippine Sea. These areas include the Luzonsee and the waters near the Kalayaan Island Group and Bajo de Masinloc, also known as Scarborough Shoal. At the same time, the agreement itself provides for a storage mechanism for China. Part IV of the document states that all activities and agreements implemented to follow up on the Agreement “will not affect the respective legal positions of the two governments.” Diplomats who participated in the pioneering agreement said the lifting of the moratorium was a necessary further step towards the agreement. Philippine Energy Minister Alfonso Cusi said this could only be a positive development for China. In September 2012, the Philippine government announced that it would use the name to describe the waters of the western Philippines as the “Philippine Sea” in government maps, other forms of communication and documents. [1] The conservation of the seas begins with the safeguarding of territorial integrity; When a nation uses coercion, subversion, misinformation and other sneaky tactics to get its position in the South China Sea adopted, it denies our friends and partners the right to build a sustainable future. ASEAN leaders expressed concern about the activities and serious incidents in the South China Sea, which “undermined confidence and confidence, increased tensions and could undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The United States remains required to fly, sail and operate where international law permits and will continue to defend the right to free navigation in international waters and airways. Earlier this month, the Ronald Reagan Carrier Carrier group conducted dual-carrier operations with aircraft carriers Ronald Reagan and Theodore Roosevelt and demonstrated U.S. aircraft.