An injured protestor is moved after conflicts with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip that borders Israel on May 14 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has sent a message of condolences to President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas over the deaths and injuries of many Palestinians in the conflict in the Gaza Strip on May 14.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said Vietnam kept a close watch on and was concerned about the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip, which left many Palestinians dead and injured.

While answering reporters’ question regarding Vietnam’s reaction to increasing conflicts in the Gaza Strip between Israeli security forces and Palestinian people, Hang said: “Vietnam calls on the concerned parties to exercise restraint, handle conflicts through peaceful measures and create favourable conditions for negotiations as well as international efforts to reach comprehensive, equitable and sustainable solutions, ensuring legitimate interests of the parties, and regional peace and stability.”

She stressed Vietnam’s stance that all solutions related to Jerusalem should adhere to international law, especially resolutions of the United Nations, with consensus of related parties.

“Vietnam maintains the consistent position of supporting the just struggle of the Palestinian people and the two-State solution with the establishment of a State of Palestine that co-exists in peace with the State of Israel along the pre-1967 border and with East Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestine,” the spokeswoman said.-VNA