Sincerity needed to solve South China Sea dispute
People Daily / Zhang Haiwen, Liu Qing – 17/10/2011
General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong paid a visit to China on Oct. 11. Leaders of the two countries have attached particular importance to China-Vietnam relations and made specific arrangements and plans for the further development of bilateral ties, showing that the relations between China and Vietnam have not derailed.
The proper resolution of the South China Sea issue is the precondition for the healthy and sustainable development of China-Vietnam relations and an unavoidable topic in Trong’s visit. One of the remarkable results of the visit is the signing of the “Agreement on Basic Principles Guiding the Settlement of Maritime Issues between China and Vietnam.”
Of all the conflicts surrounding the South China Sea, the disputes between China and Vietnam are the most serious. The agreement can be regarded as a step forward made by both sides in the course of addressing the issue and is of great significance to the stability and development of China-Vietnam relations. Saiba mais