Vietnam welcomes US Senate’s Resolution 412

15/07/2014

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh addressing the press conference (Photo: VNA)
 
Vietnam has welcomed the US Senate’s Resolution 412 which calls on China to withdraw its drilling rig and associated maritime forces from their current positions, and to return immediately to the status quo as it existed before May 1, 2014.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh made the statement on July 11 in reply to reporters’ questions regarding the US Senate’s approval of Resolution 412 on July 10. The resolution reaffirms “the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region, and for the peaceful diplomatic resolution of outstanding territorial and maritime claims and disputes.”

“Vietnam hopes nations inside and outside the region, including the US, will continue to make strong, practical, effective and constructive contributions to peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation and aviation in the region,” the spokesman said.

At the beginning of May 2014, China illegally dispatched the rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 as well as a large fleet of armed vessels, military ships and aircraft to Vietnam’s waters and positioned the rig at 15 degrees 29 minutes 58 seconds north latitude and 111 degrees 12 minutes 06 seconds east longitude. The location is 80 miles deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone.

Despite Vietnam’s protest, China expanded its scale of operation and moved the rig to 15 degrees 33 minutes 36 seconds north latitude and 111 degrees 34 minutes 11 seconds east longitude, 60 nautical miles deep inside Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone.-VNA.
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Huy Quốc 15/7/14 21:32

Yes, China's out of Vietnam's territory!

Lê Tín 15/7/14 21:35

China illegally dispatched the rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 as well as a large fleet of armed vessels, military ships and aircraft to Vietnam’s waters.

Phạm Hiếu 15/7/14 21:48

We should take advantage of the US interference into the region to balance with aggressive actions from big bully China.

Huy Lâm 15/7/14 21:51

Vietnam has welcomed the US Senate’s Resolution 412 which calls on China to withdraw its drilling rig and associated maritime forces from their current positions, and to return immediately to the status quo before May, 1.

Quân Hoàng 15/7/14 21:54

Welcome US, come and play with us.

Quốc Cường 15/7/14 21:58

The resolution reaffirms “the strong support of the United States Government for freedom of navigation and other internationally lawful uses of sea and airspace in the Asia-Pacific region.

Hoàng Lân 15/7/14 22:05

I doubt this move, don't just say, show your attention by concrete actions, America.

Quốc Kiên 15/7/14 22:10

Vietnam hopes nations inside and outside the region, including the US, will continue to make strong, practical, effective and constructive contributions to restrain a mad China.

Vân Nhàn 15/7/14 22:14

we need more supports from other powers like Japan, Russia, India,... to deal with China, that's what we should do.

Hùng Quân 15/7/14 22:19

I agree with you, Vietnam is smaller than China, we should focus on the propaganda battle.

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