Cover letter to His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon

Cover letter to His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon

January 26, 2014 at 5:37pm

Southeast Asian Sea Research Foundation

Bien Dong tai Phap

 

 

His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon

United Nations Secretary-General

UN Headquarters

First Avenue at 46th Street

New York, NY 10017

USA

 

23 January 2014

 

Dear His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki Moon,

 

The 40th anniversary of China’s seizure of the Paracel archipelago

 

I am writing on behalf of the 15588 signatories of the enclosed letter to forward it to your office.

 

The letter is regarding China’s seizure of the Paracel archipelago by force on 19 January 1974. That event is part of the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, which, if left unresolved, pose serious dangers to the region’s peace and stability.

 

In sending you that letter, we wish to call for the United Nations’ support in upholding the position that the sovereignty dispute over the Paracel archipelago must be resolved exclusively by peaceful means, and in encouraging the parties to that dispute to seek adjudication by the International Court of Justice. The letter has received 15588 signatories in the period of 9 days, from 11 to 19 January 2014, which indicates the strength of public support for it.

 

I hope that the United Nations will respond to our call strongly and in practical ways.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Le Trung Tinh

For and on behalf of the signatories

 

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