Vietnam determined to defend its waters

Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh has affirmed Vietnam’s resolve

Vietnam determined to defend its sovereignty and waters

Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh has affirmed Vietnam’s resolve to defend its sovereignty and territorial waters in a speech delivered at the 27th ASEAN-US Dialogue in Myanmar on June 10.

The dialogue discussed regional issues of mutual concern, reviewed ASEAN-US cooperation, and prepared for the ASEAN-US Ministerial Meeting slated for August and the second ASEAN-US Summit scheduled to take place later this year.

The Vietnamese delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Minister and Head of ASEAN-Vietnam Senior Official Meeting (SOM) delegation Pham Quang Vinh.

Regarding regional and international issues, delegates shared ideas about the complicated situation in the East Sea.

The US affirmed its support for ASEAN’s stance as shown in the Declaration of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers on May 10 which expressed deep concern about the escalating tensions that have directly imperilled regional peace, stability, security and maritime safety in the region.

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Source: english.vietnamnet.vn

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