In his opening speech, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of the rotating presidency of Vietnam called on all countries to unite against the "COVID-19" (2019 novel coronavirus disease, hereinafter referred to as Wuhan pneumonia) epidemic; he also pointed out that the turbulent situation in the South China Sea has endangered regional peace and security. Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh further stated that international law and the role of multilateral organizations face serious challenges ; and stressed that the United States plays an important role in maintaining regional peace.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo expressed photo color correction services concern over the Rohingya issue, North Korea's return to the negotiating table, and China's actions in the Mekong River and Hong Kong . Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi countered, arguing that by intervening in other countries’ territorial disputes and strengthening its own military deployment, the United States is the behind-the-scenes force behind militarizing Southeast Asia , thereby undermining regional peace. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said he did not want Indonesia to be involved in the rivalry between the United States and China , and called on ASEAN countries to unite and maintain a neutral position. Malaysian Foreign Minister Hishamuddin Tun Hussein believes that the South China Sea issue should be resolved in a rational way , and should not be complicated by other powers.
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