UN General Assembly president denies Vietnamese report
Updated: 2014-06-13 11:22
|South China Sea disputes|
"No, no, no," Afaf Konja told Xinhua over phone in response to a Vietnam News Agency (VNA) report.
She said that Ashe was not invited and did not offer any personal opinions, nor was he expected to express a preference for any one UN member state over another during his recent meeting with Ambassador Le Hoai Trung, the permanent representative of Vietnam to the United Nations.
The VNA, reporting from New York on Wednesday, said that Ashe voiced concern over the current South China Sea situation and that he backed Vietnam's stance of solving the dispute peacefully based on the UN Charter and international law.