In solidarity with Vietnamese people at home and abroad, the Vietnamese community in Cambodia is extremely angry at China’s placement of the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Vietnam’s continental shelf and exclusive economic zone in the East Sea.

President of the Association of Cambodians of Vietnamese Origin Chau Van Chi said that over recent days, all Vietnamese people in Cambodia have kept a close watch on the situation.

They consider China’s act as a brazen violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over its sea and islands, Chi said, adding that they want to contribute their voice, together with the Vietnamese Party and Government, to demanding China to remove the rig out and end its violation.

He said the community believes in the strong and determined measures of the Party and Government in defending the country’s territorial integrity while maintaining peace and stability in the region.

However, they agree that Vietnam must enforce strict legitimate measures to defend its scared waters in case China continues escalating its violation.-VNA