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East Sea concerns put to ASEAN foreign ministers

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh declared issues in the East Sea "a common concern" for countries in the region during a speech at the 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan,

VN, Thailand move closer together

VietNamNet Bridge – Visiting General Secretary of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in Bangkok yesterday focusing on promoting bilateral relations

US Assistant Secretary: COC in East Sea should be open to outsiders

Acting Assistant Secretary of State responsible for the issues in East Asia - Pacific Joseph Yun said that the negotiation process of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea should be opened to outsiders.

Ministry opposes Chinese ship ram

VietNamNet Bridge – A Foreign Ministry representative on Sunday met and delivered a diplomatic note to a representative of the Chinese Embassy in Ha Noi, objecting the recent ramming by a Chinese ship of a Vietnamese fishing vessel

Vietnam protests China’s fishing ban in East Sea

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on May 15 protested against China’s unilateral implementation of a ban on fishing in the East Sea.

Viet Nam, China boost relations and lift co-operation

 Viet Nam and China reached a broad common understanding on the promotion of their comprehensive strategic partnership during the sixth session of the Steering Committee for Viet Nam-China Bilateral Co-operation in Beijing on Saturday.

Vietnam proposes initiatives at ADMM-7 in Brunei

VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese high-ranking delegation led by Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has made significant contributions to the 7th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting in Brunei from May 6-8.

Partnership development high on the agenda at ASEAN-US Dialogue

VietNamNet Bridge – The developing partnership between the United States and Southeast Asia was at the forefront of discussions in Washington last week at the 26th ASEAN-US Dialogue.

Foreign Ministry talks about Philippines’ lawsuit against China

VietNamNet Bridge – As a coastal country with legitimate rights and interests in the East Sea, Viet Nam cares about and closely follows the evolution of the Philippines’ lawsuit against China,

Viet Nam stands up for East Sea

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam has reiterated that it will adopt every suitable peaceful measure to defend its sovereignty, jurisdiction and legitimate national interests in the East Sea in accordance with the UN Charter, international law

ASEAN bonding key to prosperity

VietNamNet Bridge – ASEAN needs to continue to unify to ensure peace, security and development in the region, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said.

ASEAN-China to have a special session

VietNamNet Bridge – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will hold a special conference of foreign ministers this year, possibly in August or September.

Behind China's suggestion of COC

VietNamNet Bridge – China’s unexpected proposal to negotiate with ASEAN on the Code of Conduct on the East Sea (COC) after its recent provoking activities makes related countries feel incomprehensible.

Vietnam demands non-use of force against fishermen

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has requested other countries in the region not to use force against fishermen and other people working at sea.

Peaceful negotiations for East Sea disputes

 VietNamNet Bridge – Scholars and experts at a recent workshop in New York stressed the need to settle territorial disputes in the East Sea via peaceful means and in line with international law.

Seafood sector blasts DOC export decision

The US Department of Commerce's final rule on the fish fillets anti-dumping issue is an unlawful and politically motivated decision to levy punitive duty rates on Vietnamese fish exporters in excess of 100 per cent.

Spokesperson: DOC issues unfair decision

The recent decision of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to choose Indonesia as the sole benchmark country to calculate the anti-dumping rate on frozen tra fish fillets imported from Viet Nam is not fair and objective.

DOC raises import tariff on Vietnam’s catfish, but exports won’t decrease

VASEP has affirmed that Vietnam’s catfish exports would keep going to the US as normal, denying the rumor that the catfish export has got stuck because of the high anti-dumping duties.

Vietnam likely to sue DOC for unfair decision

The Directorate of Fisheries of Vietnam (D-Fish) is considering suing the US Department of Commerce in a US federal court for its unfair calculation of anti-dumping margins on Vietnamese frozen fish fillets.

The outstanding feature of the Vietnamese defense policy

What are the most striking characteristics of Vietnam's defense policy after 38 years of reunification? VietNamNet would like to introduce the interview with Deputy Minister of Defense, Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh.