Vietnam calls for 'self-restraint' in disputed South China Sea

March 18, 2015 2:41 AM

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Vietnam calls for 'self-restraint' in disputed South China Sea

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Vietnam and Australia called on Wednesday for "self-restraint" in the South China Sea and warned against the unilateral use of force, an obvious reference to China's increasingly aggressive presence that has stirred concerns across the disputed region.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met Australian counterpart Tony Abbott in Canberra, where they will sign a deal on issues including security and climate change.

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