Francophone supports peaceful measures to East Sea tensions

Saturday, 2014-07-12 21:33:11
 Font Size:     |        Print

The APF resolution calls on concerned parties to respect international law.
 Font Size:     |  

Nhan Dan Online – The APF, the association of Francophone parliaments, has issued a resolution supporting dialogue to work out peaceful measures to current tensions in the East Sea.

The resolution stated that the APF was concerned about tensions between Vietnam and China after China illegally placed its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig within Vietnamese waters, adding that such tensions are threatening peace, stability, and security of marine and air routes in the East Sea.

The APF urged concerned parties not to complicate the situation, avoid the use of or threat to use force, respect national and international law, particularly the conventions to which both Vietnam and China are signatories.

APF also called on China and ASEAN to fully and effectively implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and work towards a Code of Conduct (COC).

In addition, the APF appealed to the international community, especially the Francophone community, to express unity so that international law is respected and peace and security are ensured.

The adoption of the resolution was strongly endorsed by French members of parliament, including Senator Michele Andre, French National Assembly Deputies Jean Pierre Duffau and Pascal Terrasse.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • IN
  • Google+
  • Weibo
  • email

More news stories