Vietnam has voiced its opposition to the use of force against civilians in the Gaza Strip, and urged the parties concerned to immediately halt it and hold negotiations for a solution to the conflict.

President of the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity with the Palestinian People Ho Anh Dung said at a talk on Gaza situation held in Hanoi on August 20.

Dung also stressed that in July his organisation and the Vietnam Committee for Solidarity and Cooperation with Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Vietnam Peace and Development Foundation and the Vietnam Peace Committee issued a joint statement calling on all parties to abide by international law and cooperate with the international community for prompt restoration of peace and stability in the region.

Speaking at the event, Palestinian Ambassador to Vietnam Saadi Salama called on the international community to strongly condemn criminal attacks by Israel and provide humanitarian assistance for people in Gaza .

The diplomat also called for restructuring Gaza and the urged the international community to ask Israel not to renew its attack on Gaza. He also asked international community to help reach a long-term reconciliation and peace to this conflict.

According to the United Nations, as of August 15 almost 2,000 Palestinians had been killed in the Gaza Strip and thousands injured.-VNA