Hanoi says will persistently protect sovereignty over East Vietnam Sea amid Beijing escalation

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Vietnam will resolutely and persistently protect its authority and legitimate rights and interests in the sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Le Hai Binh stated at a regular press conference in the capital on Thursday.
In response to a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reporter’s question about whether Hanoi would apply more assertive measures to deal with Beijing’s recent actions escalating the situation in the East Vietnam Sea, Spokesperson Binh said that Vietnam, as a nation directly involved in the sea disputes, would always support an amicable settlement as per the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
“Vietnam will defend its sovereignty, rights and interests with peaceful measures, in accordance with international law and the Charter of the United Nations,” he added.

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