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Vietnamese coast guard asked to keep pressure vs Chinese oil rig

Publication Date : 02-07-2014


Vietnam President Truong Tan Sang has asked the Vietnamese coast guard and fisheries-surveillance forces to continue their fight to force China to withdraw its oil rig, which has been illegally situated in Vietnam's waters since early May.

While visiting the forces yesterday, President Sang was told of the difficulties faced by Vietnam's law-enforcement forces.

He was told that armed Chinese boats had continually fired high-power water cannons at and intentionally rammed Vietnamese vessels of all descriptions, causing damage to many of them and injuring many people.

The leader urged the forces to continue communicating with the Chinese side to make it understand its actions were wrong.

He said that the Party and State would always create good conditions for law enforcement forces and provide them with modern equipment.

A spokesman for the forces said that in face of China's aggression, they would continue their work against the violations.


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