Vietnam is deeply concerned over the recent allegations of the use of chemical weapons in Syria and strongly condemns the chemical attacks on civilians.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi made the statement in Hanoi on August 29 while answering reporters’ queries regarding Vietnam ’s response to information on the use of chemical weapons in Syria and the country’s situation.

“We emphasise the need to comply with the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), which outlaws the use of such weapons,” he said.

Vietnam calls on concerned parties to contain themselves and address the case in an objective and careful way by peaceful means in respect for international law and the United Nations Charter, stressed the spokesman.-VNA