Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang 
She made the statement in Hanoi on May 8 in response to reporters’ queries about Vietnam’s response to the recent visit to Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago’s Thi Tu Island by Philippine Defense Secretary Eduardo Ano along with Philippine and foreign reporters.

Vietnam asks parties concerned to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, fully and seriously implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, exercise restraint and refrain from actions that cause tension and further complicate the situation, and settle disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law, she said.

Source: VNA