Philippine senate supports Vietnam’s peaceful efforts in sea dispute


Philippine Senate President Franklin Drilon told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Thursday, that his senate supports Vietnam’s demands that China obey international law and resolve its disputes peacefully, Tuoi Tre reported.

Dung made the comments in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, during a visit to the World Economic Forum on East Asia.

Drilon said the Philippine Senate fully supports the position that China must act in accordance to international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of which the Philippines, Vietnam and China are all signatories.

He said the observation of UNCLOS will ensure peace, stability, security and navigational freedom in the East Sea.