Vietnam to support the Philippines in the South China Sea a zone of peace proposal
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World Wide Web (microblogging) reporter Li Zongze reported on October 26, is visiting the Philippines Vietnamese President Jin-invasive and Philippine President Corazon Aquino III, to promote the two countries signed a number of “maritime cooperation” agreement. The AFP reported that Aquino III, during the meeting with Zhang Jin Chong, also proposed in the South China Sea to establish “zones of peace” proposal, reportedly expressed support for creating Zhang Jin. Reported that Aquino III on the South China Sea has been trying to encourage ASEAN neighbors to form a “united front against China.” He announced after meeting with Jin-record: “We have exchanged the South China Sea, information and ideas, and reiterated in the region to maintain peace, stability and the importance of maritime security.” And Jin Zhang also create a joint press conference, said that Vietnam supports the Philippines’ through international law “and in the South China Sea to create” zones of peace “to resolve the South China Sea dispute. He said: “We reaffirm the South China Sea, the countries to maintain peace, stability, security and the importance of free navigation.” He also said that the more the two countries also reaffirmed the marine and maritime cooperation is one of the pillars of bilateral relations between the two countries.
Associated Press, also titled “Vietnam, the Philippines in the Spratly Islands in the eye of the alliance,” the article, the more the leaders of the visit to the Philippines, two countries to strengthen cooperation between the reports, saying it indicates that the more the Philippines in the South China Sea issue, “jointly deal with China.” The report quoted the words of the Philippines Foreign Minister del Rosario, Zhang Jin record meeting with President Aquino III, have been particularly concerned about the meeting “will ensure that the South China Sea issue on the basis of international law can be resolved through peaceful means.”
as early as September 23, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman in Hong Lei held a regular press conference, the Philippine government tried to respond in conjunction with other ASEAN countries to China in the South China Sea issue to respond to the idea , stressed that China’s Nansha Islands and adjacent waters has indisputable sovereignty, which we have sufficient historical and legal basis for the Chinese government has insisted.
Hong Lei also stressed: the South China Sea between China and South China Sea is essentially a number of countries around the South China Sea islands and reefs for sovereignty and maritime delimitation disputes. We believe that the most effective way to resolve disputes concerning the parties to resolve the issue through direct negotiations, which, the Philippines and other countries in the “Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea,” also made a clear commitment. We hope relevant parties can do more things conducive to regional peace and stability.share: