Trump Offers To Mediate in South China Sea Dispute

Trump Offers To Mediate in South China Sea Dispute

Trump Offers To Mediate in South China Sea Dispute

Contempt for China runs deep in Vietnam, a country that was colonized by China for almost 1,000 years.

Trump was in Manila Monday for meetings with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and several other countries.

Days after the United States leader met with Xi in Beijing, Trump made a surprise offer to Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi.

Xinhua news agency reported that the Chinese and Vietnamese sides "reached an important consensus in accordance with leaders of the two parties and countries, to appropriately manage maritime issues, steadily advance all forms of maritime cooperation including joint development and jointly strive to uphold peace and stability in the South China Sea".

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In a joint news conference, Quang said he had "shared my thoughts with (Trump) on the recent developments in this area and it is our policy to settle disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations, and with respect for diplomatic and legal process in accordance with global law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea".

U.S. President Donald Trump, author of the bestseller "Art of the Deal", offered his assistance in the dispute over China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea.

Trump is expected to try during the summit to shore up relations, which have been strained by the mercurial Duterte's notorious anti-US sentiment and his enthusiasm for better ties with Russian Federation and China.

Tensions over the sea spiked earlier this year when Vietnam suspended an oil exploration project in an area of the waterway also claimed by Beijing, reportedly over pressure from its powerhouse communist neighbor.

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China has built artificial islands and airstrips capable of hosting military installations in the sea, which is believed to sit atop vast oil and gas deposits.

India has been supporting freedom of navigation and access to resources in the South China Sea in accordance with principles of worldwide law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. On Sunday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte suggested that, despite their differences, the leaders should not discuss the South China Sea. As you say, we value your friendship more than anything else. "It can ill-afford a violent confrontation". "The South China Sea, Taiwan, the East China Sea".

Mr Trump's offer comes ahead of Chinese president Xi Jinping's attempt to woo Vietnam on the issue in a state visit.

Duterte - sometimes described as the "Trump of the East" because of his brash style - said last week he would tell the USA president to "lay off" if he raised the issue of human rights when they met. "These and other issues are high on the agenda of our meeting".

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"China will work with the Philippines to continue to properly handle the maritime issues through friendly bilateral consultation by giving full play to such mechanisms as the Bilateral Consultation Mechanism on the South China Sea", Li wrote.

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