Prime Minister spoke out the nation’s stance

                                                        Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

During his recent working visit to the Philippines, answering the question about the relationship between Vietnam and China in case of China’s illegal rig placement (Haiyang-981) in Viet Nam exclusive economic zone, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has made clear Vietnam’s stance by saying: “Vietnam desires to have peace and friendship, but it must be based on ensuring independence, self-reliance, sovereignty and territorial integrity. Vietnam never exchanges these sacred things for an ambiguous and dependent peace and friendship”. The PM’s message not only expressed Vietnamese people’s strong stance, but also proved the wisdom of the Party and Vietnamese people. Vietnam respected China, but is determined to struggle with any wrongdoings.

On May 11, speaking at the plenary session of ASEAN Summit 24th in Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), a high-level forum in the region, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung had officially announced the operating China's unruly behavior when it installed the rig at the location which is 80 miles deep into the Vietnamese continental shelf and exclusive economic zone prescribed by the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung considered China’s act as "extremely dangerous" because it "gravely violates the international law, the 1982 UNCLOS, and the Declaration on the conducts of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) to which China is a signatory. This extremely dangerous action has been and is directly threatening peace, stability and maritime security and safety in the East Sea".

The PM’s remark stated clearly: "
Viet Nam has exercised utmost restraint, showed every gesture of goodwill and exhausted all dialogue channels to communicate with the Chinese authorities of different levels for expressing protest and demanding China to immediately withdraw its drilling rig and armed and military vessels from the Vietnamese waters. Nevertheless, up to now, China has failed to respond to Viet Nam’s legitimate demand. On the contrary, China has been slandering and blaming Viet Nam while continuing to escalate its increasingly dangerous and serious acts of violation".

This is a powerful statement to the international community about China's unruliness and clearly indicate the dangers of the China’s act to Vietnam in particular, the regional countries and the international community in general.

In addition, in his remark, the Prime Minister also "
urgently call on ASEAN members, other countries in the world, individuals and international organizations to continue voicing their protest against the above-mentioned acts of serious violation and support the legitimate demand of Viet Nam", he also affirmed national territory is sacred, and Viet Nam vehemently denounces acts of infringement and will resolutely protect our national sovereignty and legitimate interests in conformity with the international law".

The Prime Minister’s remark and statement have received the consensus of international friends and especially the Vietnamese people in the country and abroad.

Over 2 years ago, at the National Assembly Session November 2011, the Prime Minister also confirmed infront of whole Vietnamese nation and people " our consistent stance is Paracel Islands belong to Vietnam, we have sufficient and legal and historical grounds to confirm this. We prefer to negotiate to settle the claims to the Paracel islands by peaceful means. Our policy is consistent with the UN Charter, in accordance with the 1982 UNCLOS and Declaration of Conduct (DOC)".

In the opening of Shangri-La Dialogue in 2013,
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung delivered a keynote address entitled “Building Strategic Trust for Peace, Cooperation and Prosperity in the Asia-Pacific Region”. In this address, he expressed to international community the aspirations for a world of peace and cooperation of the Government and people of Vietnam: “Peace, cooperation and development represent the interest, the ardent aspirations and the common future of all countries and peoples. In the open spirit of the Shangri-La Dialogue, I would call upon you all to join hands and make concrete actions to build and reinforce strategic trust for an Asia-Pacific region of peace, cooperation and prosperity”.

By the above-mentioned remarks and statements, the Prime Minister has spoken out the ardent aspirations of peace of the Government and people of Vietnam, also affirming our indomitable spirit, especially in the protection of all territorial sovereignty.

On behalf of the Vietnamese people, the Prime Minister spoke out the nation’s stance!

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