The US delegation led by John McCain went to the Philippines to discuss with the President and Foreign Affairs Secretary the issues affecting both countries, and the continuing concerns about the West Philippine Sea.
A series of consultations were attended by the ASEAN Countries and China, in which they assembled in Beijing to discuss maritime cooperation. This served as an opportunity for China and the Philippines to settle bilateral issues.
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