Japan backs Vietnam’s solution for East Sea issue

  • 16:11 - 2014/06/01

(VOV) - Japan supports Vietnam`s proposals for deescalating tensions in the East Sea by resolving the dispute through diplomatic dialogue and its ardent opposition to the use of force.

Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera asserted this at a meeting with Vietnamese counterpart Phung Quang Thanh on June 1 on the sidelines of the 13th Asia security forum (Shangri-La Dialogue) in Singapore.

Japan’s Kyodo News reported that the two ministers agreed to strengthen defence cooperation to maintain regional peace and security.
 

It also quoted Minister Thanh as saying that territorial issues should be resolved peacefully in line with international law.

Earlier, in a speech at Shangri-La Dialogue on May 30, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe voiced his nation’s support for ASEAN in handling sovereignty disputes with China in the East Sea.

Source: VOV

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