VN demands other countries to respect international law
09:10 | 10/01/2019

VGP – Viet Nam requests other countries to continue making positive and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability, while respecting and conducting relevant international obligations, and upholding the law in seas and oceans, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

Spokesperson Hang made the point in responding to reporters’ questions regarding the case on January 9. 

Viet Nam has sufficient legal grounds and historical evidence testifying its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in conformity with international law, the Spokesperson said. 

According to the Spokesperson, as a member of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982 and a coastal state in the East Sea, Viet Nam always respects the right to freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea of other states in line with international law, especially the UNCLOS 1982. 

Maritime claims and related actions of coastal states should be made suitable to international law as stipulated in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), she stated.

"Viet Nam requests other countries to continue making positive and practical contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability, while respecting and conducting relevant international obligations, and upholding the law in seas and oceans,” the Spokesperson stressed./.  

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