East Sea

Vietnam attends international seminar on East Sea in Moscow

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Moscow (VNA) – A delegation of the Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA) led by its Vice President and General Secretary Tran Cong Phan attended an international seminar on the East Sea held in Moscow, Russia, on November 22.

International experts discuss East Sea issue at workshop in Germany

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Berlin (VNA)  - An international workshop entitled “Indo-Pacific Strategies and the South China Sea-views from the region” has been held recently by the Asia-Africa Institute (AAI) under Hamburg University of Germany, attracting experts from many countries around the world including Germany, France, Australia and Japan. 

International conference on East Sea wraps up

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Da Nang(VNA) - The 14th international conference on the East Sea has shown that the East Sea is not a closed sea but plays a central role, connecting the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, said acting Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) Pham Lan Dung in her speech concluding the event in the central city of Da Nang on November 17.

ASEAN, China wish to early adopt Code of Conduct in East Sea: spokesperson

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Hanoi (VNA) - The joint working group of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China held their 37th meeting on the implementation of the Declaration of Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in Cambodia on October 1-3, according to Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

Countries, organisations must respect Vietnam’s maritime sovereignty: Spokesperson

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam rejects the so-called “nine-dash line” and maritime claims that run counter to international laws, particularly the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang reiterated on August 25.

China requested to respect Vietnam's sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago

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(QNO) - Hanoi (VNA) – Vice Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang on July 21 stressed the demand that China respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago.

UNCLOS greatly contributes to promotion of regional maritime cooperation: experts

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Hanoi (VNA) – The 8th Ocean Dialogue took place in Hanoi on June 29 under the theme “40th Anniversary of UNCLOS: Promoting maritime cooperation in Southeast Asia”, drawing more than 150 direct and 100 online participants, including 15 speakers from 14 countries and territories, and representatives from the UN.

Countries should follow 1982 UNCLOS: Spokeswoman

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Hanoi (VNA) – All countries should adhere to international law, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS) and regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Ministry rejects China’s fishing ban on Vietnamese waters

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Hanoi (VNA) – China’s fishing ban on waters within Vietnam’s sovereignty, sovereign right, and jurisdiction in the East Sea is valueless, said the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) in a recent document sent to coastal localities.

Vietnam Fisheries Society strongly protests against China’s fishing ban on East Sea

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The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFIS) released a document on May 4 opposing China’s issuance of regulations banning fishing in the East Sea this year.

Vietnam requests China to end militarisation in East Sea

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has full legal grounds and historical evidence to prove its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in accordance with international law as stated in the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982, stated Foreign Ministry Deputy Spokesperson Pham Thu Hang.

Japan reaffirms backing for rules-based international order in East Sea

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Hanoi (VNA) - Japan strongly supports compliance with the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Award on the East Sea arbitration case, Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Kashikawa Kazuhiko has twitted.

China requested to respect Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, continental shelf

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Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam requests China to respect and not violate Vietnam's exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, and not take actions to complicate the situation, thus contributing to maintaining peace, security and stability in the East Sea, stated Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on March 7.

The Quad commits to ensuring freedom of navigation in East Sea, East China Sea

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Sydney (VNA) - The Foreign Ministers of Australia, India and Japan and the Secretary of State of the US have committed to ensuring freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam) and the East China Sea, and deepening engagement with regional partners to protect their ability to develop offshore resources.

Australia, UK underline importance of maritime rights, freedom in East Sea

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Sydney (VNA) – Australian and UK foreign and defence ministers underscored the importance of countries being able to exercise their maritime rights and freedoms in the East Sea consistent with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), including freedom of navigation and overflight, at the annual ministerial consultations in 2022.