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Equatorial Guinean ruling party calls for peaceful solution to South China Sea dispute

Editor: Zhang Pengfei 丨Xinhua

07-08-2016 08:20 BJT

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MALABO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, Secretary General of Equatorial Guinean ruling Democratic Party, on Thursday called for peaceful solution to the South China Sea dispute.

In an interview with Xinhua, Osa insisted that the disputed countries should solve their dispute through dialogues and negotiations.

Osa said Manila's unilateral request on international arbitration is not adequate and it will go against the peace and security in the South China Sea. He called on the Philippines to return to the negotiation table instead of seeking arbitration.

While talking about relations between the Equatorial Guinean Democratic Party and the Communist Party of China, Osa said the two parties have maintained good ties for many years through mutual visits, dialogues and training programs. He said that he hoped the two parties can work together to promote relations to a new level.

Equatorial Guinean Democratic Party was founded by incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema in 1986. Osa was appointed as secretary general in October 2013.

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