17 June 2011
CAMBODIA SUPPORTS CHINA IN THE DEFENSE OF HER SOVEREIGNT
OVER THE SOUTH CHINA SEA
On behalf of the Cambodian people, the 28 elected Members of Parliament (26 National Assembly Members and two Senators) from the Sam Rainsy Party would like to express their support to, and their solidarity with, the Peoples’ Republic of China at a time when this great friend and ally of Cambodia is rightfully asserting its sovereignty over the South China Sea including the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands.
We have been denouncing and condemning Vietnam’s arrogance and groundless claims to territories belonging to neighboring countries.
The continuous violation of Cambodia’s territorial integrity by expansionist Vietnam and the bellicist position Hanoi is adopting in South East Asia and in the South China Sea constitute a serious threat to peace and stability in the region.
We urge Vietnam to stop stirring up tensions with provocative military exercises and to stop using her current position as chair of the Association of South East Asian Nations to try to internationalize any conflict Hanoi wants to exacerbate in the South China Sea.
SRP Members of Parliament