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Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry speaks on the judgement

by VTV412 July 2016 Last updated at 10:43 AM

(Photo: Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry)
(Photo: Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry)

VTV.vn - The tribunal ruling is about to be announced and no matter the outcome, it will immediately affect maritime security in the East Sea as well as both the regional and international political situation.

Respect for and the willingness to comply with international law to ensure the implementation of international law. This will be a basis to solve other issues in the East Sea.

The spokesperson for Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Le Hai Binh has recently spoken on the upcoming judgement: “Vietnam was informed of the tribunal’s schedule and as a country with a direct connection to the East Sea disputes and as a member state of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Vietnam has been monitoring the case closely".

"Vietnam hopes the tribunal will issue a fair and objective decision on a petition filed by the Philippines contesting China’s claims to disputed areas in the East Sea, creating a foundation to peacefully settle disputes in the region. Vietnam continues to follow a consistent policy of settling disputes through peaceful means, in line with international law, like the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea”.

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