15/05/2014 09:40 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

French Rear Admiral stresses stability in Asia

Rear Admiral Pascal Ausseur, Director for Asia and Pacific at the French Defence Ministry’s General Directorate for Armament, has stressed that stability and development in Asia will contribute to bringing prosperity and security for the world.

He made the statement at a meeting with reporters in Hanoi on May 14.

Responding to queries on the ongoing tensions in the East Sea caused by China’s action, the Rear Admiral said that the European Union had issued a statement expressing its concern over the Chinese act.

France is one of the countries involving in drafting the statement, he said, adding that France, like the European community, wish that related parties seek to solve the matter through peaceful measures.

The rear admiral noted that most of France’s trade exchange comes from Asia, including those go through the East Sea. So, security in the region will have impact in terms of both economics and safety for France, he said.

At the meeting, Rear Admiral Pascal Ausseur also informed the press of result of his working visit to Vietnam.