Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris said Wednesday that her country needs to find “ways to put pressure” on Beijing to respect international law in the South China Sea. There it maintains regional tensions with many countries.
“We need to find ways to increase pressure and pressure on Beijing to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of Beijing and to challenge its excessive and threatening maritime claims.”Harris said in Hanoi after a meeting with Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
The Vice President, who began his official visit to Vietnam today as part of a five-day tour of Southeast Asia, said he would work closely with Vietnam to “protect international governance-based navigation freedom”, including the troubled South China Sea.
His statements come after he warned that Beijing would face threats from Southeast Asia’s allies in Singapore on Tuesday, accusing it of “forcing and intimidating” disputed countries.Claiming that most of its water and islands belong to them.
Joe Biden’s administration number two addressed the issue during a meeting with the President of Vietnam, one of the five countries that have land disputes with China, along with the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.
In recent years, the Chinese regime has created installations on artificial islands that can be used for military purposes, which has caused concern in neighboring countries and the United States, calling for free navigation throughout the region.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry responded yesterday to Harris’ allegations that the United States defends its selfishness and its hegemonic behavior in the guise of an “order” and “rules.”
Despite the “extraordinary health incident” of US ambassadors, Harris began his official visit to Vietnam on Wednesday despite being forced to delay his trip to the Vietnamese capital.
Harris’ plane took off from Singapore three hours later than scheduled and landed in Hanoi, Vietnam at 9:45 pm local time, where it was received by several representatives of the Vietnamese government and the US embassy.
Official U.S. sources confirmed that to television networks NBC And CBS That At least two US diplomats must be expelled from Vietnam with medical assistance after experiencing these mysterious “sound events”. Last weekend.
The Vice President kicked off his official program in honor of his Vietnamese counterpart Wo The An Xuan and is set to co-chair the opening of a disease control center for Southeast Asia this afternoon.
According to the White House, Harris will discuss with Vietnamese leaders improving supply chains based on security cooperation, epidemics, climate crisis and the importance of multilateral cooperation.
Since he began his tour of Southeast Asia in Singapore on Monday, Harris will emphasize the importance of joining the Joe Biden administration in a region where China has strengthened its influence in recent years.
The United States government usually refers to it as an “extraordinary health incident” in which mysterious “attacks” on U.S. ambassadors were first discovered in Cuba in 2016 and its origin is unknown, but it causes symptoms similar to injuries. Cerebellum.
(With information from EFE)