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Vietnam: PM calls boost support for fishermen caught up in territorial dispute with China

Vietnam: PM calls boost support for fishermen caught up in territorial dispute with China




Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has promised to create more favorable working conditions for more than 1 million fishermen who he said play a part in protecting the country's sovereignty in the disputed South China Sea.

Dung asked relevant ministries to put forward concrete credit policies such as easier access to loans for building better equipped fishing ships in a speech this week,.

His remarks come days after a Vietnamese ship was allegedly attacked by an unidentified Chinese ship near the disputed Paracel islands in the South China Sea. Hanoi and Beijing have not officially commented on the incident, which was widely reported in the Vietnamese media.


Updated : 2021-04-17 19:35 GMT+08:00