Taiwan Pledges To Peacefully Resolve Boat Incident With Japan

From AFP:

Taiwan and pledged Tuesday to calmly resolve a diplomatic row over the sinking of a Taiwanese fishing boat after it collided with a Japanese vessel near disputed islets in the .

“The foreign ministry will try to peacefully resolve (the issue) through diplomatic channels,” Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Francisco Ou told reporters.

Ou made the remarks after a Taiwanese protest boat, escorted by nine patrol ships, entered Japan’s territorial waters near the disputed islands early Monday.

Japanese media said it was the first time foreign patrol boats had entered Japanese waters to accompany a protest ship.

Read also Taiwan’s Ma reasserts claim to disputed Pacific islands, seeks peaceful resolution by
AP, Japan says will handle territorial row with Taiwan ‘calmly’ by AFP, and China “concerned” over Japan coastguard vessel colliding with Taiwan boat by Xinhua.

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