The General Secretary of the Britain-Vietnam Friendship Society (BVFS) Len Aldis on May 10 sent a letter to the Chinese Ambassador in the United Kingdom of Great Birtain and Northern Ireland Liu Xiaoming to express his concern over the current situation in the East Sea issue due to the presence of illegal Chinese drilling rig HD 981 in Vietnam’s territorial waters.

In his letter, Aldis stressed that BVFS along with many nations and organisations worldwide are deeply worried about the presence of China ’s drilling rig and large amount of escort ships in Vietnam ’s waters without the permission of the Vietnamese Government.

They have opposed and demanded the Chinese government to withdraw its oil rig and escort ships out of the Vietnam ’s waters.

Mr. Len Aldis also expressed his hope that the Chinese Government would respond to the appeal of the international community and respect Vietnam ’s sea sovereignty.-VNA