6 Sep 2018 17:54

Hanoi, Moscow favor peaceful resolution of territorial disputes in Asia-Pacific region - Vietnamese Communist Party leader

SOCHI. Sept 6 (Interfax) - Vietnam and Russia favor the resolution of territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region through negotiations, without the threat of the use of force, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of the Communist Party of Vietnam said.

"We share the opinion that all disputes, including territorial, border, and others, should be resolved in the Asia-Pacific region in a peaceful way, without the use of force and the threat to use force, based on international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea," Nguyen Phu Trong said following talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday.

"We also support and favor full compliance with the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and call for the soonest possible adoption of a code of conduct of parties as a legally binding mechanism," he said.

Vietnam values Russia's contribution to maintaining peace in the Asia-Pacific region and in other regions and its efforts to fight international terrorism and settle conflicts peacefully, he said.