PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s words represent Vietnam’s voice

(VOVworld) – Speaking at the World Economic Forum in the Philippines, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung pointed out China’s intention behind its placement of oil rig 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung’s words represent Vietnam’s voice - ảnh 1

The Vietnamese people were moved by his statement: “Vietnam would not barter sovereignty for unrealizable friendship”, considering this Vietnam’s firm stance to the world regarding its national independence, self-reliance and sovereignty. Deputies attending the ongoing National Assembly Session all showed support for Prime Minister Dung’s statement. Tran Du Lich is a deputy from Ho Chi Minh city: “Vietnam’s reaction will make China reconsider its policies amid strong global criticism. Vietnam should continue to consolidate national unity and work out appropriate and coordinated measures on all fronts.”

Nguyen Ba Thuyen, a deputy from Lam Dong province, says: “The Prime Minister did listen to the people and showed his spirit. The East Sea is currently a pressing issue. Our people should remain united to defend our maritime sovereignty.”

Prime Minister Dung told the world that Vietnam wanted peace for further development.