Responding to a reporter’s query on Vietnam’s reaction to the June 17 incident, the official further said Vietnam calls on relevant sides to exercise maximum restraint, behave in line with international law, respect sovereign rights and jurisdiction over coastal countries’ exclusive economic zones and continental shelves as defined in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982, and seriously and fully implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (South China Sea).

Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang

They should respect and observe international rules on the safety of navigation and overflight, and the prevention and control of collisions and crashes at sea, and should handle disputes and differences by peaceful measures, contributing to maintaining peace, stability, and development in the region, Hang stressed.

Source: VNA