Statement issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam as Chair of ASEAN on the artillery shelling exchange on the Korean Peninsula on 23 November 2010
“ASEAN expresses grave concern over the artillery shelling exchange that occurred on 23 November 2010 on the Korean Peninsula and regrets the loss of innocent lives and damage of property.
ASEAN is opposed to the use or threat of use of force in international relations.
ASEAN urges the parties concerned to exercise utmost restraint, find ways to build confidence, resolve disputes by peaceful means and negotiations, and strive for lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, which is of critical importance to all of East Asia.”
Hanoi, 26 November 2010
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