East Sea

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.

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.

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.

German expert emphasises legal basis of PCA’s ruling on East Sea disputes

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Berlin (VNA) – Dr Gerhard Will, a German expert on the East Sea, stressed that the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling on the Philippines’ lawsuit against China holds a solid legal basis and high value in the settlement of disputes in the East Sea.

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.

Senior officials laud progress in EAS cooperation

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung attended the East Asia Summit (EAS) Senior Officials’ Meeting, held virtually on June 24.

Vietnam reaffirms importance of 1982 UNCLOS

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(QNO) - New York (VNA) – The 31st Meeting of the States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is taking place at the UN headquarters in New York from June 21 to 25.

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).