HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam's prime minister vowed to defend the country's sovereignty in the South China Sea as he was re-elected Tuesday by the rubber-stamp National Assembly.

In his acceptance speech broadcast live on state television, Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on parties to respect and comply with international law and not to further complicate the situation.

"We must resolutely and firmly defend our independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, be determined to defend Vietnam's...

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