VN maintains using negotiations to solve all disputes in a peaceful manner
07:03 | 11/12/2007
VNGOP – Groups of people gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy in Hà Nội and Consulate in Hồ Chí Minh City on December 9 to oppose China’s recent moves related to Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos were spontaneous actions.

Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lê Dũng said so on December 9 while responding to correspondents’ queries on the gatherings against China’s establishment of San Sha city in Hainan island, which includes Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagos.

“The deed is spontaneous and not allowed by the Vietnamese authorities,” the spokesman affirmed, adding that learning about the gathering, Vietnamese security forces came to those places immediately to give explanations and disperse the crowds.

Regarding the East Sea, Spokesman Lê Dũng said “We have times and again reiterated our policy of using negotiations to solve all disputes in a peaceful manner on the basis of international laws and practices, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 2002 Declaration of the Conduct of Parties. This aims to maintain peace and stability while also seeking a long-term and basic solution that is accepted by all concerned parties.”

With this spirit, the two chiefs of the Vietnamese and Chinese government negotiation teams on border and territories met in Hà Nội recently, exchanging opinions on border and territory-related issues in a comprehensive, frank and broad manner, Spokesman Lê Dũng said.

On sea-related issues, they agreed on increasing the speed of negotiations and coordinating in addressing these issues based on the spirit of friendly neighborliness, fraternity and comradeship, so that not to further complicate the situation, the Spokesman stressed.

He went on to affirm that he on December 3 already made a statement about Việt Nam’s stance on China’s State Council approval to set up San Sha city, which includes Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagos.

(Source: MoFA/VNA)

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