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The South China Sea Arbitration: the Republic of Philippines vs. the People's Republic of China

Vietnam Calls on “Involved Parties” to Respect Hague Ruling on South China Sea Claims

In response to a question on how far Vietnam is prepared for the possibility that China will reject the upcoming ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration on its South China Sea claims, Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh stated:

“As a country that is directly involved in disputes in the East Sea (South China Sea), Viet Nam pursues a consistent policy of supporting disputes settlement through peaceful means in accordance with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

We hope that the International Arbitral Court will make a fair and objective judgment, in line with international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and request the involved parties to respect international legal obligations as stipulated in the Convention.”

The spokesperson made the point on 2 June in Ha Noi at a regular press conference, according to Vietnam’s state media Tuoi Tre and Vietnam’s Government Portal.

He also announced that the 12th ASEAN – China senior officials’ meeting on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) will take place in Viet Nam’s Ha Long city on 9 June.

Editted by Rosa Tran.




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