VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday called for building and sharing standards in international relations while delivering his remarks at the East Asia Summit (EAS) in Laos.
He stressed the need to uphold the rule of law, comply with international law, and avoid all unilateral and coercive acts.
Viet Nam pledged to work with ASEAN member States in building trust, maintaining peace, and pushing partners to strive for common goals, he said.
PM Phuc expressed his hope that partners will continue making positive contributions to the maintenance of peace and stability in the region and enhancing capacity support for ASEAN to handle maritime issues.
He said Viet Nam welcomed the approval of the ASEAN-China Statement on the application of the Code for unplanned encounters in the East Sea (CUES) and the guidelines for operation of the hotline for ASEAN and Chinese senior officials to respond to urgent contingencies at sea.
By Quang Minh