02.11.2020, 22:02

Vietnam insists on position on the East Sea and calls for COC negotiation

Vietnam insists on position on the East Sea and calls for COC negotiation
The spokeswoman for the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA)

She also welcomed other countries that support Vietnam's position. She said the Vietnamese point of view had been consistently and expressed in various events.

“Vietnam believes that countries should express wishes and common goals about promoting peace, stability, cooperation and development in the East Sea. It is necessary to respect the legal order and implementation of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Vietnam welcomes the position of other countries on the East Sea and insists on the position mentioned at the recent ASEAN summit and in the joint declaration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Conference that the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea sets the legal norms to regulate all activities at sea and oceans. “

Together with the ASEAN countries, Vietnam hopes that all countries will contribute to the protection of peace and cooperation in the East Sea and resolve all disputes through dialogue and peaceful action. The resumption of negotiations on the package of rules on the behavior of the neighboring countries in the East Sea (COC) is the first priority of ASEAN and China.