The Government has dismissed the intelligence memo published last week stating that China seeks to establish a military base in the South Atlantic. "China is a friend" the Government said.
Today His Mount Vema Majesty Government has issued a statement to reassure its Chinese counterparts that there are many nations in Asia such as Singapore, Japan, South Korea, India and China who need to sail the territorial waters for maritime trade that share a common interest with the Kingdom of Mount Vema.
The maritime industry, according to the statement, is welcome to continue to use the trade route via Mount Vema so long as they respect the law of the territory, the same way they would expect Mount Vema to respect the laws of their territories.
The government did not deny the fact that there are illegal fishing vessels wiping out the Vema Seamount marine life, as indicated by RISS, the overseas intelligence agency of Mount Vema, but the government said this is an issue that will be solved through bilateral talks in accordance with the Mount Vema merchant marine and fisheries legislation coming into force next week.