Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang

Vietnam has repeatedly affirmed its consistent and clear viewpoint on East Sea disputes, both bilaterally and multilaterally, she noted. 

The spokesperson made the remarks while answering reporters’ question regarding Vietnam’s response to a Limits in the Seas study recently released by the U.S. Department of State. 

Vietnam acknowledges the U.S. Department of State’s announcement of the study, the 150th in the Limits in the Seas series, Hang said.

On this occasion, Vietnam once again called on parties concerned to respect its sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction in the East Sea, as well as diplomatic and legal processes, and make active and substantive contributions to maintaining peace and stability, and safeguarding security, safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation, the integrity of the UNCLOS 1982, and the rules-based order, she said.

Source: VNA