US supports peaceful settlement of dispute: Congressman

The Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the US has always focused on the process of which the overlapping sovereignty claims are resolved, supporting the peaceful settlement of dispute according to lawful procedures by non-coercive measures.

Congressman Ted Yoho made the statement at the 8th annual conference on the East Sea, held by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC. Other delegates agreed that militarization of structures in the East Sea has intensified tensions and challenged Southeast Asian nations and the wider region. A Vietnamese representative affirmed Vietnam's consistent view to work with the international community to reach peaceful solutions to the East Sea issue.

Source: VOV5