On July 28th
, to reply questions from reporters refers to Vietnam petroleum-related activities at sea, Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affair spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed, those activities take place in the sea under the sovereignty and jurisdiction of Vietnam and complies with international laws, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affair spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang
Vietnam requires related parties to pay respect to legitimate and legal rights, benefits of Vietnam as well as stand together to contribute actively, practically to maintain peace, cooperation, Hang pressed.
China claims almost 90 percent of the potentially energy rich ocean despite competing claims from Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, and Taiwan. The waters are thought to hold vast untapped reserves of oil and natural gas that could potentially place those who control them in league with the likes of Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Qatar.