Vietnam Fatherland Front debates East Sea issues

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) on June 7 held a discussion related to what happened in the East Sea during the last few days.

Participants exchanged opinions on the wrongdoings of the Chinese marine surveillance vessels which had cut the exploration cables of a PetroVietnam ship, involved in seismic surveys within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.

They shared the same view that China should strictly abide by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) as well as recent commitments that China had made.

As such skirmishes in the East Sea cannot be resolved in a short time they required the concerned sides to patiently settle the incidents through dialogue and peaceful solutions, on the basis of mutual respect and international law.

They added that the VFF and its member organisations should fulfil the task of disseminating information among people from all walks of life to help them fully understand the East Sea issue and the foreign policies of the Party and Government.

Deputy Chairman of the VFFCC Nguyen Van Pha said all opinions and ideas will be carefully analysed to help authorities solve the East Sea issue satisfactorily.