Building East Sea into area of peace, says Vietnamese PM
13:28 | 23/11/2015

VGP – Viet Nam has spared no effort to work with related parties to build the East Sea into an area of peace, stability and cooperation for mutual development, said PM Nguyen Tan Dung.

The East Asia Summit, Kuala Lumpur, November 22, 2015 - Photo: VGP

The Vietnamese leader made the point on November 22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia while delivering a speech at the East Asia Summit (EAS).

According to PM Dung, Viet Nam continually advocates working with parties concerned to build the East Sea into an area of peace, stability and cooperation for mutual development, settling disputes by peaceful means in line with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, refraining from the use of force or threat to use force, exercising restraint and avoiding complicating the situation.

Viet Nam, said PM Dung, supports measures to build trust, ease tension and prevent conflicts.

Viet Nam asks concerned parties concerned to neither pursuing nor deploying militarisation in the East Sea; seriously, fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and working towards a Code of Conduct in the East Sea.

At the summit, leaders adopted a declaration on the 10th anniversary of the EAS and pledged to promote cooperation in the six priority fields of energy, education, finance, global health care, environment and disaster management, and ASEAN connectivity.

The leaders also passed a roadmap to eliminating malaria by the Asia-Pacific Leaders’ Alliance, the EAS declarations on strengthening maritime in the Asia-Pacific, the global movement of moderates, reinforcing regional health security regarding infectious diseases, cyber security, and fighting violent extremism./.

By Khanh Phuong  


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