US officer: East Sea remains stable thanks to PCA

TTXVN-VNA | 30-12-2016 | 18:13 |

Khanh Hoa (VNA) - The East Sea situation in the near future will remain quiet and stable partially due to the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the Philippines’ lawsuit against China’s claims in the East Sea last July.   

The remarks were made by Michael McDevitt, a retired rear admiral of the US Navy and Senior Fellow of the Strategic Studies Programme, the US Centre for Naval Analyses.

Besides, China may not want to get more international criticism, he told the press on the sidelines of the 8th International Conference on the East Sea, themed “Cooperation for Regional Security and Development” in the central province of Khanh Hoa province.

The event, jointly held by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV), the Foundation for East Sea Studies and the Vietnam Lawyers Association, brought together nearly 200 delegates, including close to 60 foreign scholars./.    

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