For cooperative and peaceful East Seaicon

For cooperative and peaceful East Sea

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Due to complicated historical, geographical, and legal conditions, the East Sea has been the subject of continued disputes between surrounding countries, including Vietnam. 
Stamps of “General of Truong Sa” Giap Van Cuong issued

Stamps of “General of Truong Sa” Giap Van Cuong issued

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A set of postage stamps to celebrate the 100th birth anniversary of Giap Van Cuong (1921-1990) - the first admiral of the Vietnam Navy – known as the 'General of Truong Sa (Spratly)”, has been issued by the Ministry of Information and Communications.
Treasured maps show Paracels and Spratlys belong to Vietnam

Treasured maps show Paracels and Spratlys belong to Vietnam

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The Hoang Sa Museum, on the coast of Son Tra peninsula, Da Nang City, is a unique site preserving documents and other artefacts about Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.
Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

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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,
VN resolutely protects sovereignty over islands: Foreign Ministry spokesperson

VN resolutely protects sovereignty over islands: Foreign Ministry spokesperson

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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.
PM: Maritime security issue needs global solution

PM: Maritime security issue needs global solution

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PM Pham Minh Chinh raised proposals to effectively tackle challenges to maritime security while addressing the high-level open debate on “Enhancing Maritime Security – A Case for International Cooperation” of the UNSC, held virtually on August 9.
China’s military drill in Hoang Sa violates Vietnam's sovereignty: Spokeswoman

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

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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),
ASEAN affirms peaceful resolution of East Sea disputes based on int’l law

ASEAN affirms peaceful resolution of East Sea disputes based on int’l law

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The 54th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-54), which took place recently via videoconference, issued a joint communiqué highlighting the East Sea (South China Sea) situation.
Japanese minister stresses importance of navigation freedom in East Sea

Japanese minister stresses importance of navigation freedom in East Sea

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Foreign ministers of ASEAN countries and Japan agreed on the importance of freedom of navigation in the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) during their virtual meeting on August 3.
Vietnam among first members of UNCLOS 1982

Vietnam among first members of UNCLOS 1982

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Among international legal documents signed since World War 2, the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea is considered the second-most important, following only the United Nations Charter.  
Vietnam chairs meeting of Group of Friends on 1982 UNCLOS

Vietnam chairs meeting of Group of Friends on 1982 UNCLOS

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On July 21 (New York time), the Vietnamese mission to the United Nations (UN) hosted an online meeting of the Group of Friends on the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
Chinese book recognises Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

Chinese book recognises Vietnam’s sovereignty over archipelagos

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Many ancient writings, recorded by foreigners themselves, directly or indirectly recognise Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos of Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly). 
Vietnam stresses COVID-19 recovery, East Sea stability in US-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

Vietnam stresses COVID-19 recovery, East Sea stability in US-ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting

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Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son attended a video conference between his counterparts in ASEAN and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday, with issues on the agenda ranging from COVID-19 to the East Sea and Myanmar.
Int’l community calls for law abidance in settling East Sea issue

Int’l community calls for law abidance in settling East Sea issue

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The international community has continuously called on parties concerned to follow international practices and rules, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) amid the complicated developments in the East Sea.
Vietnam affirms clear, consistent stance on settlement of East Sea disputes

Vietnam affirms clear, consistent stance on settlement of East Sea disputes

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Vietnam’s stance on the settlement of disputes in the East Sea is clear and consistent, spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang on July 12.
Japan, Canada call for compliance to UNCLOS in resolving East Sea issues

Japan, Canada call for compliance to UNCLOS in resolving East Sea issues

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Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu on July 12 issued a statement calling on relevant sides to comply with the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s ruling in settling disputes in the East Sea.