FM: Disputes need to be resolved peacefully

Updated: 2010-12-01 15:35

By Wu Jiao (

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Territorial and maritime disputes should be peacefully resolved between the parties directly involved through bilateral negotiations, said Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.

Addressing the first ever "Lanting Forum" held in the blue hall of the Foreign Ministry compound, Yang told his audience of diplomats and academicians that based on the consensus already reached and through the open channels of dialogue, the parties will be able to properly address their own issues through their own efforts.

All countries should play a constructive role and refrain from creating new trouble and tension or complicating matters.

All countries should act in a way that contributes to regional stability, mutual trust and unity, said Yang.

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