Manila, Taipei discuss shooting
- Published: 20 May 2013 at 21.53
- Online news:
MANILA — The Philippines said Monday that it would make "coordinated efforts" with Taiwan to look into the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman but stopped short of a joint investigation.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the two investigating groups would not conduct a joint probe into the shooting of the fisherman by the Philippine coastguard, despite repeated calls from Taiwan to do so.
Instead she said that investigators from both sides would help each other in separately looking into the incident that has strained ties between the two neighbours.
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