Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang highlighted Vietnam’s viewpoint that all countries have the common obligation and interest in respecting fundamental principles of international law while addressing the ministry’s press conference on July 16.
The world has closely watched China’s illegal moves in the East Sea (aka the South China Sea). Observers say China, by defying international law, is isolating itself from the international community.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam on October 3 held a regular press conference in Hanoi. At the meeting, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said that, Vietnam is resolved to protect its sovereignty and legal interests in the East Sea through measures in accordance with international law.
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has stressed the importance of respecting international law as the most effective measure to prevent conflicts and seek sustainable solutions to disputes.
Vietnam resolvedly and consistently safeguards its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) through peaceful means based on international law, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 25.
Vietnam’s highest priority during its term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for 2020-2021 would be promoting multilateralism and compliance with international law in addressing global challenges regarding peace and security, said a senior official.
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, stressed the obligation of each and every State to solve disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law while attending a UN Security Council debate on May 17.
New penalties against Moscow proposed by US lawmakers violate international law and officials in Brussels should consider countermeasures, the German economy minister said on Monday.
Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, head of the permanent Vietnam Mission to the United Nations, has called on the UN to continue upholding its central role in building a world order in line with the principles of international law.