Sea and Islands

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.

Vietnam attends ASEAN-EU Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son on August 6 took part in the virtual ASEAN-EU Foreign Ministers' Meeting as part of the 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and related meetings.

China’s military drill in Hoang Sa violates Vietnam's sovereignty: Spokeswoman

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Hanoi (VNA) - China’s military exercise in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago area violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the islands and went counter to the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Malaysia affirms role of int’l law in East Sea issue settlement

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(QNO) - Hanoi (VNA) - Malaysian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hishammuddin Tun Hussein affirmed the country’s standpoint on the East Sea issue during the ASEAN-US Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held virtually on July 14.

Ukrainian expert affirms international law’s role in East Sea issue

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Kiev (VNA) - Sergey Tolstov, an expert at the Institute of World History, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, has published an article highlighting the role of international law and the significance of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling in settling disputes in the East Sea.

Malaysian media affirm ASEAN’s role in settlement of East Sea issues

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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has a central role to play in the settlement of East Sea issues, with the international norms and behaviours being stated in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), wrote a recent article published on the news site Latestmalaysia.com.

Vietnam-co-initiated Group of Friends on UNCLOS debuts in New York

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New York (VNA) – A Group of Friends on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an initiative by Vietnam and Germany, was launched at a New York event on June 30, with Miguel de Serpa Soares, Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and UN Legal Counsel and representatives of 96 member states in attendance.

Int’l law has supreme role to play in resolving disputes: Russian experts

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Moscow (VNA) – The ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), based in The Hague (the Netherlands), in July 2016 became an important milestone in the history of territorial disputes in the East Sea, and international law plays the supreme role in resolving these disputes, according to some Russian experts.

Top leaders of Vietnam, Laos vow to beef up special ties

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnamese and Lao Parties, States and people are resolved to preserve and promote special relations between the two countries intensively and extensively in any circumstances, the top leaders affirmed on June 28.

Vietnam attends 1st ASEAN – Russia security consultation

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Gen. To Lam led a Vietnamese high-ranking delegation to attend the first ASEAN – Russia security consultation conference, which was held online on June 28.

Vietnam requests Taiwan to stop illegal drills on Truong Sa’s Ba Binh island

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Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam resolutely opposes to and requests Taiwan (China) to stop live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat the action in the future, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang stated at the ministry’s regular press conference held online on June 10.

Truong Sa lighthouses affirm Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands

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Khanh Hoa (VNA) – In addition to ensuring maritime safety in the surrounding territorial waters, lighthouses on islands of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Truong Sa district of the south central province of Khanh Hoa, have also affirmed Vietnam's sovereignty over seas and islands.

Vietnam, China strive to reach Code of Conduct in East Sea

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(QNO) - VOV.VN - Both nations concurred to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea and soon reach a practical and effective Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC) in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Vietnam reacts to appearance of nearly 300 Chinese ships in Truong Sa

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VOV.VN - Vietnamese competent agencies always closely follow developments in the East Sea and protect the exercise of national sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over Vietnam's territorial waters in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).