Tuesday, October 9, 2012

"International law is an intellectual creation of the civilized world, which all states must respect and abide by in good faith."

In his address to UN General Assembly, Viet Nam’s Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham Quang Vinh, said his country also believed in the need to “uphold international law and strengthen its compliance.” 

“International law is an intellectual creation of the civilized world, which all states must respect and abide by in good faith,” he said. “When international law is enforced, the risk of conflict will be minimized; a sustained peace will be secured.”

In his address, Mr. Vinh also touched upon issues that included the argument that ensuring sustainable development while eliminating inequality in international relations would “help resolve the root causes of conflicts and lay the foundation for a sustained peace.”

Click here to read a full copy of the statement.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2012/10/vietnam.html

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