The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) on June 7 held a discussion on issues relating to East Sea happenings during the last few days.

At the event, participants exchanged views over the wrongdoings of the Chinese marine surveillance vessels in cutting the exploration cables of a PetroVietnam ship, which was conducting seismic surveys within Vietnam ’s exclusive economic zone.

They agreed that China needed to strictly abide by the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) as well as recent commitments that China had made.

Delegates said the skirmishes on the East Sea cannot be resolved in a short time and required the concerned sides to patiently settle the incidents through dialogue and peaceful solutions, on the basis of mutual interests and international law.

They added that the VFF and its member organisations should fulfil their information dissemination tasks to people from all walks of life to help them obtain a sound overview on the East Sea issue and the foreign policies of the Party and Government.

Deputy Chairman of the VFFCC Nguyen Van Pha said the participants’ ideas will be carefully analysed to help authorities efficiently solve the East Sea issue./.