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East Sea situation worries voters

Update: July, 02/2014 - 09:09
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong meets with voters in Ha Noi's Ba Dinh, Tay Ho and Hoan Kiem districts yesterday.— Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Voters in Ha Noi's Ba Dinh, Tay Ho and Hoan Kiem districts yesterday showed their concern about developments in the East Sea.

They also suggested news sources be used to enable people around the world understand more about China's illegal actions and plot to monopolise the East Sea.

At meetings with Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Monday and yesterday, they paid special attention to Viet Nam's sovereignty over the sea and islands, and the prevention of corruption.

They also backed Party and State policies on solving the East Sea issue and creating socio-economic development.

They showed strong support for measures in dealing with China's illegal placement of its oil rig, Haiyang Shiyou-981, in Viet Nam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

The Party leader said that China's acts seriously violated international law and Viet Nam's sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction as well as agreements between leaders of the two countries.

The Party leader reiterated Viet Nam's advocate to solving the issue by peaceful means on the basis of international law, including legal procedures.

Trong called on voters to heighten vigilance so that extremists did not take advantage of the issue to undermine the country's development.

"It is our policy to resolutely safeguard the country's territorial sovereignty," he said.

At the meetings, voters expressed concerns about corruption and wastefulness, stressing the need to deal with them.

Trong said the fight against corruption and wastefulness was given due attention by the Party, State, Government, National Assembly, the political system and the people.

During the meetings, the leader addressed voters' concerns relating to renewing education and training, and ways to hold votes of confidence on officials.

Trong said all suggestions and comments were useful for the National Assembly to improve the quality of future sessions. — VNS

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