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Peace solution - a must for East Sea disputesVietnamese Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh has stressed all disputes in the East Sea must be settled through peaceful means and in line with international law.

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Defence Minister: China must immediately withdraw oil rigDefence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has demanded China immediately remove its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and sit down for negotiations to maintain peace, stability and friendship between the two nations.

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Japan backs Vietnam’s solution for East Sea issueJapan supports Vietnam`s proposals for deescalating tensions in the East Sea by resolving the dispute through diplomatic dialogue and its ardent opposition to the use of force.

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Many countries want to boost defence cooperation with VietnamMany countries expressed their desire to bolster defence cooperation with Vietnam during bilateral meetings on the sidelines of Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore from May 30 to June 1.

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Two military officers join UN peacekeeping missionTwo ranking military officers, Lieu. Col. Mac Duc Trong and Lieu. Col. Tran Nam Nhan, will join the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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