Preparation completed for the 2017 APEC Week in Vietnam

(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has confirmed that preparation for the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week is complete.
  Preparation completed for the 2017 APEC Week in Vietnam  - ảnh 1Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang

She told the press on Thursday that hotels, convention centers and press zones are ready to serve the event. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh, Head of the APEC National Steering Committee, has chaired a rehearsal of activities stated for the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in Da Nang and directed contingency plans for security, healthcare, and food safety issues.

Regarding the Cambodian government plan to re-issue papers for overseas Cambodians, including Vietnamese, the spokeswoman said Vietnam and Cambodia have fine traditional friendship neighborliness and wished for favorable legal conditions and measures to ensure the legitimate interests of Vietnamese Cambodians. Answering reporters’ questions on the USS Navy destroyer having sailed close to Hoang Sa archipelago of Vietnam’s sovereignty and illegally claimed by China, the spokeswoman said that as the sovereign nation of the archipelago and a member to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Vietnam has repeated its stance to uphold countries’ freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea in line with international law and the UN convention. She said that Vietnam welcomes positive and constructive contributions to peace, stability and the rule of law in the East Sea.