MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS' SPOKESMAN MR. LE DZUNG
ANSWERS QUESTION ON 25th MAY 2009
Please provide Vietnamâ€™s reaction to
the Democratic Peopleâ€™s Republic of Koreaâ€™s (DPRK) announcement of a
nuclear test on 25 May 2009?
Vietnam is gravely concerned with DPRKâ€™s
announcement of a nuclear test on 25 May 2009. This action will
complicate the situation and does not serve the interest of peace and
stability in the region.
It is Vietnamâ€™s consistent policy to support a
comprehensive ban on nuclear testing, non-proliferation of nuclear
weapons and movement toward completely eliminating this kind of weapons.
Vietnam supports peace, stability on and
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and stands ready to contribute
to the common efforts of the international community to maintain peace
and stability in the Asia- Pacific region.
We call on concerned parties to exercise utmost
restraint and resolve complicated issues that may arise through
peaceful means, including early resumption of the six-party talks.