外文标题：Vietnam appreciates India's role in South China Sea
HANOI: Vietnam on Monday appreciated India's "constructive role" in the disputed South China Sea region notwithstanding China's objections to Indian involvement in that area.
General secretary of Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, who will arrive in New Delhi on a four-day trip tomorrow, also stressed the need for a long-term settlement of the vexed issue on the basis of international law, particularly the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea which has been opposed by China.
The Vietnamese leader, who will be visiting India on the invitation of Prime Minister Manmohan, will hold talks with the top leadership on key bilateral and regional issues which may include South China Sea territorial dispute between China and its neighbours.
"I believe that peace, stability, maritime security and cooperation for mutual benefits in the East Sea represent the essential interest of countries within and outside the region. We highly appreciate India's constructive position on this issue," he told PTI in an interview.
Despite China's objections to Indian oil exploration in South China Sea, Vietnam has been asserting that India has the right to pursue oil exploration there as they were within Vietnamese "exclusive economic zone".
"In the immediate term, all parties must strictly observe the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea between ASEAN and China and accelerate the development of the Code of Conducts of Parties in the South China Sea," Nguyen said.
Sita Ram Dhaniwal (kolkata)
WE MAY PROVIDE DIPLOMATIC AND POLITICAL SUPPORT TO VIETNAM BUT SHOULD NOT BECOME HIS PARTNER FOR A WAR AGAINST CHINA.
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BC Menon (Alappuzha)
India shall definitely build strong tie-ups with all the Nations in Indio-Pacific Rim including Vietnam to put a hindrance to Chinese hegemony in that area and as a leverage in our northern boarders.
kapil bharti ()
Good initiative by Dr. Manmohan Singh towards Vietnam and we should make wider & strong relationship with Vietnam in the same way what China doing in the Indian ocean.
Sita Ram Dhaniwal (kolkata)
WE MUST TAKE CARE OF OUR NATIONAL INTEREST FIRST.WHY SHOULD WE FIGHT FOR OTHERS CAUSE AND WASTE OUR RESOURCES.LET CHINA AND USA SHOULD SETTLE IT.
Emerson K Mathews (Unknown)
A good appreciation.
Vietnam's neighbours won't appreciates India's role if Vietnam wants to invate or threat their countries as same as Vietnam had done in cold war.Territorial disputes also are existent even between Vietnam and Malaysia or the Philippines.If India wants to jump into the mud and reslove something in the region which US or French colonists couldn't,India will be a great country,a real world police.