Sea and Islands

Inauguration of the landmark model of sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago in Hoi An

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(QNO) - A landmark model of sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago (Spratly Islands) has just been inaugurated at Green park in Cam An ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.

Vietnamese, French experts share experience in marine pollution control

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Hanoi (VNA) - A seminar on marine pollution control was held in both in-person and online forms on November 30 by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the Embassy of France in Hanoi.

Russia, Vietnam strive to further promote partnership: Russian media

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Moscow (VNA) – Russia’s TASS news agency has run an article highlighting the talks between Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, especially the joint statement adopted by the two leaders.  

Japan, UK oppose unilateral attempts to change status quo in seas

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Hanoi (VNA) – Japan and the UK have agreed to step up security cooperation in order to realise a "free and open Indo-Pacific" region.

Order in East Sea should be built on basis of 1982 UNCLOS: int’l conference

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Hanoi (VNA) – Experts at the 13th South China Sea International Conference on November 19 shared the view on the significance of building order in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) based on international law, especially the 1982 United Nations on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).

Vietnam demands Taiwan to end illegal actions in East Sea

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has shown its resolute objection to Taiwan’s military exercises in the territorial waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and demanded Taiwan to end those actions and not to repeat them in the future, Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Malaysia, Indonesia share common stance on East Sea issue

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(QNO) - Jakarta (VNA) - Malaysian Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob has said his country and Indonesia share the view that the East Sea (internationally called the South China Sea) issue must be resolved through the diplomatic channel with respect for international law.

China asked to withdraw fishing boats from Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago

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VOV.VN - Vietnam demanded that China withdraw its fishing vessels from Sinh Ton island cluster of the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and respect Vietnam's sovereignty.

Vietnam eyes building blue economy partnership group

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands (VASI) at the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and the World Bank on October 19 jointly held a virtual consultation workshop on the building of a Blue Economy partnership group.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs' spokeswoman clarifies issues of public concern

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Hanoi (VNA) –  Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang shared information about issues of public concern during its regular press conference via teleconference on October 7.

Vietnam calls for strengthening inter-sectoral, inter-pillar coordination in ASEAN

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam suggests ASEAN enhance coordination between sectors and pillars, and its response capacity to such challenges as COVID-19, climate change and maritime issues, Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son said on October 4.

Seas and islands - Existing space for nation

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On October 22, 2018, the Party Central Committee in the 12th tenure issued Resolution No 36-NQ/TW on the strategy for the sustainable development of Vietnam’s marine economy to 2030 and vision to 2045, in which the overall goal by 2030 is to turn the country into a strong maritime nation.

Vietnam keeps close watch on developments in East Sea: spokeswoman

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Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese relevant agencies always keep a close watch on developments in the East Sea, and Vietnam has full historical evidence and legal foundations to affirm its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in accordance with international law, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has affirmed.

Australia, US stress importance of ensuring freedoms in East Sea

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Sydney (VNA) – Australia and the US underlined the importance of countries’ ability to exercise their maritime rights and freedoms in the South China Sea (called East Sea in Vietnam), consistent with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), including freedom of navigation and overflight and other internationally lawful uses of the sea related to these freedoms.

Vietnam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes

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Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam resolutely and persistently takes measures in accordance with international law to exercise and protect its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

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(QNO) - Hanoi (VNA) - Australia and France ministers have voiced serious concerns about the situation in the East Sea and called for all disputes to be resolved in a peaceful manner in accordance with international law, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). 

South African journalist hails Vietnam’s stance on maritime security

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Pretoria (VNA) – South Africa’s The Diplomatic Society on August 16 posted an article by the site’s founder and Editor-in-Chief Kirtan Bhana, appreciating the stances of Vietnam and India on maritime security.

Philippines highlights importance of peace, stability in East Sea

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(QNO) - The Philippines has emphasised the importance of maintaining navigation and overflight freedom in the East Sea, as well as the peaceful solution to disputes through international law.

British geostrategist praises Vietnam's maritime security initatives

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(QNO) - London (VNA) - Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh's intervention at the United Nations Security Council High-level Open Debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security - A Case for International Cooperation” is very important, according to Mr. James Rogers, Co-founder and Director of Research at the UK's Council on Geostrategy.

Ukrainian experts praise Vietnam’s initiatives to enhance maritime security

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Hanoi (VNA) – Scholars and experts of Ukraine have spoken highly of Vietnam’s initiatives raised at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC)'s recent high-level open debate on maritime security.