Zubiri hiningi suporta ng International Parliamentary Union sa WPS issue

Umapela si Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri sa International Parliamentary Union (IPU) na sumuporta sa Pilipinas hinggil sa umiinit na gulo sa West Philippine Sea (WPS).

Umapela si Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri sa International Parliamentary Union (IPU) na sumuporta sa Pilipinas hinggil sa umiinit na gulo sa West Philippine Sea (WPS).

“In the Southeast Asian region, we have also gathered parliaments for frank and fruitful discussions on how to strengthen a place, with a shared past and common future, as a zone of peace. However, in the West Philippine Sea, a number of geopolitical analysts have predicted that it could be a major flashpoint in the region,” saad ni Zubiri sa kanyang talumpati nitong Lunes sa IPU Geneva Debate sa Geneva, Switzerland.

“Let me emphasize that the Philippines has consistently adhered to international rules-based order, ensured freedom of navigation in the area and practiced restraint in dealing with the harassment and provocations of our neighbor in the north. It takes a community of nations to preserve and nurture peace, thus, we appeal to the international community to support and stand firm with us in promoting freedom of navigation and adherence to international rules-based order in the West Philippine Sea,” dagdag pa ng senador.

Ang IPU ay binubuo ng 180 na parliament mula sa 193 bansa sa mundo. Kasapi rin nito ang China.

Kasama ni Zubiri na dumalo sa pagtitipon sina Senador Koko Pimentel, Nancy Binay, Lito Lapid, at Pia Cayetano.

Wika pa ni Zubiri, mahalaga ang maayos na pakikipag-dayalogo sa pagresolba ng mga ‘di pagkakaintindihan sa pagitan ng mga bansa.