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Vietnam DPM promises Singapore PM full probe into riots at industrial park

Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam conveys deep regret to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over anti-China riots in Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks.

TOKYO: Vietnam Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has conveyed deep regret to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on behalf of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, over the anti-China protests and damage to the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Parks in Vietnam's Binh Duong province.

During their meeting in Tokyo today (22/5), Deputy Prime Minister Dam reassured Mr Lee that the Vietnamese authorities will conduct a full investigation and take the necessary action.

Prime Minister Lee expressed appreciation for Mr Dam's assurance that the incidents would not happen again, as well as Vietnam's efforts to resolve the situation.

Mr Lee also reiterated Singapore's position on recent developments in the South China Sea, after getting an update from the Deputy Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Lee said Singapore takes no sides in the territorial disputes, and that these should be managed peacefully in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).


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