East Sea

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.

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.

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.

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.