Vietnam urges to maintain peace and stability in East Sea

Saturday, 2019-02-16 10:03:53
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Spokesperson of the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang.
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NDO – Vietnam proposes that the countries concerned continue to contribute positively and practically to the maintenance of peace and stability, as well as respecting and implementing the relevant international legal obligations on the seas and oceans, spokesperson of the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

On February 15, answering a reporter's question on the recent US Navy ship passing through Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, the spokeswoman affirmed: “Vietnam's position on sovereignty, sovereignty rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea is clear, consistent with international law and has been emphasised many times.”

As a member country of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and a country along the East Sea, Vietnam always respects the freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea, in accordance with the provisions of international law, in particular the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Hang stated, adding that the maritime claims and related actions of coastal states need to be consistent with international law as reflected in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.