Global Times comments lack goodwill: ministry

Published: 24/06/2011 05:00



In reply to reporters’ queries about Vietnam’s stance on Ban Ki-moon’s
re-election, at a regular press briefing on June 23, Foreign Ministry
Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga said Vietnam congratulates Ban Ki-moon on
his reappointment as Secretary General of the United Nations for another term.

Foreign Ministry
Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Nga

This shows the confidence of the international community in his contribution.

Vietnam believes that with the cooperation of UN member nations, Ban Ki-moon
will make more contributions to UN work and the peace and development of all
nations, she said.

Vietnam always attaches importance to multifaceted cooperation with the UN and
will continue to work closely with Ban Ki-moon.

Asked about, the Chinese newspaper Global Times which ran a series of articles
with its sharp tongue about Vietnam-China relations in connection with both
sides’ sovereignty in the East Sea, Ms Nga reiterated “Vietnam’s clear-cut stand
that is to settle all issues, including those related to the East Sea, by
peaceful means and through dialogues on the basis of international laws.

“The newspaper’s commentary is lacking in goodwill and not true, badly affecting
bilateral relations between the two countries and hurting the feelings of
Vietnamese people. The newspaper is nothing but the voice of a certain group of
people and does not represent the Chinese people. So I think the Chinese people
as well as other people in the region and the world cannot share and agree with
such comments lacking in goodwill.”

Ms Nga affirmed that Vietnam always wants to develop ties of friendship and
cooperation with China. The two countries have made significant efforts to build
a strategic comprehensive partnership so Global Times’ comments are far from
meeting the aspiration of the two countries’ people.

Regarding the exchange of activities between Vietnamese and US navy forces, Ms
Nga said Vietnam has carried out similar activities together with the navies of
some countries and their calls at Vietnamese ports are quite normal. The
upcoming activities between the US and Vietnam navy forces are annually
scheduled and agreed upon to strengthen cooperation between the two navies in
doing some humanitarian work and exchange professional experience.

Source: VOV

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