Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang Talks About West Philippine Sea Dispute on his APEC One-on-One Meeting with President Aquino ~ Kwentology


President Aquino confirmed that on their bilateral meeting with Vietnam's Pres. Truong Tan Sang, they discussed one of the most sensitive issue, the territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea.
Image of Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang Talks About West Philippine Sea Dispute on his APEC One-on-One Meeting with President Aquino
President Aquino disclosed that in a joint statement, they clearly discussed the ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal on relation to the cases filed concerning disputes on the west Philippines sea and waters covering east of Vietnam.

According to the President, he emphasized it with President Truong that this is one important step towards the goal of peaceful and fair resolution. Knowing the rights and obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

The Philippines is preparing its merits on the filed case.
President Aquino:
Likewise, during our meeting, the President and I discussed the recent ruling of the Arbitral Tribunal as regards the case we put forward concerning the sea west of our nation, and east of Vietnam-a sea known to us by so many names. As I impressed upon the President: The decision represents a significant step forward in our quest for a peaceful, impartial as regards the resolution of disputes, as well as the clarification of our rights under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Philippines indeed looks forward to presenting the merits of our claims in the very near future.

Aside of China, Vietnam is also one of the claimants in the West Philippine Sea territory, both Philippines and Vietnam have correlated to a peaceful resolution about the said territorial dispute.
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