Vietnam assures Singapore it will maintain order in industrial parks
Published on May 16, 2014 11:49 AM
Vietnam has assured Singapore that it will maintain order in the two Singapore-run industrial parks where anti-Chinese protesters attacked and looted factories, said Minister for Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam.
Speaking to the media in Washington, Mr Shanmugam said that Singapore had raised concerns about the attacks to the Vietnamese.
"People come, they invest, they believe in structure and they believe security will be guaranteed and really we believe it's incumbent on the government to guarantee that," he said.
Tensions between China and Vietnam spiked this month after China moved a deep-sea oil drilling rig on May 1 to disputed zones off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, called the Nansha islands by China.
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