NAM members stress importance of peaceful East Sea issue settlement hinh anh 1NAM members' representatives (Source: EPA/VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) called for the settlement of all sovereign and territorial disputes in the East Sea by peaceful means without using or threatening to use violence in the final document adopted by the 17th NAM Summit in Venezuela which concluded on September 18.

The document also asked the parties involved to exercise self-restraint, support principles of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and work to ensure aviation and navigation freedom in line with international law.

The document welcomed the establishment of the ASEAN Community and appreciated ASEAN’s efforts to uphold its central role in the region structure and boost its relations with the United Nations.

It upheld the NAM’s stance on global issues, which underlines the role of international law, including basic principles of respecting countries’ sovereignty, not intervening in other countries’ internal affairs, peacefully addressing disputes, and stepping up disarmament.

The NAM reiterated the resolve to fight terrorism. It also voiced support for the reform of the UN, cooperation to cope with economic and financial crisis and emphasised developing countries’ need for official development assistance (ODA).

The movement said the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change should base on the principles of equality and responsibility while taking into account countries’ difference. It called on developed nations to realise their commitment to mobilising 100 billion USD before 2020 to respond to climate change.

The Non-Aligned Movement is the second largest international organisation in the world, after the United Nations (UN). It currently has 120 member states, 17 observer countries, and 10 observer organisations

The two-day summit brings together 22 Presidents and Prime Ministers, 11 Vice Presidents and Deputy Prime Ministers, heads of delegations of NAM member countries, observatory countries and organisations, and guests.

The Vietnamese delegation to the two-day event was led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.-VNA