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Philippines' unilateral initiation of arbitration 'not most adequate': CPF official

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-06-29 11:27
PARIS - Manila's unilateral referral to the Permanent Court of Arbitration of its disputes with Beijing over the South China Sea issue does not "seem necessarily the most adequate initiative at this moment," Lydia Samarbakhsh, director of the international department of the Communist Party of France (CPF) has said.

In a recent interview with Xinhua, Samarbakhsh said: "Unilateral initiatives are the most inefficient," given the fact that all other available remedies have not been exhausted.

"If there is a genuine desire to reach political agreement that satisfies all parties," the terms of the process have to be the result of collective elaboration, she said.

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