Vietnam aspires fair decision on Philippines-China dispute

VOV.VN - Vietnam hopes the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) 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.

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Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh said made the remark on July 1 while responding to queries from reporters about the PCA’s final decision expected on July 12.

"Vietnam was informed of the PCA’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 (1982 UNCLOS), Vietnam has been monitoring the case closely," he said.

The official reiterated the country’s unwavering stance of supporting the settlement of disputes in the East Sea by peaceful measures, on the basis of respect for international law, and its support for the adherence to and full implementation of all regulations and procedures of the 1982 UNCLOS.