Update news UNCLOS 1982

All activities at sea must fully comply with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other relevant regulations and practices in order to make positive contributions to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.

Vietnam among first members of UNCLOS 1982

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.


Eight Vietnam-Thailand political consultation held

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Thai Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Thani Thongphakdi co-chaired the eighth annual political consultation between the two foreign ministries yesterday.

Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago

Vietnam resolutely protests all violations of its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang stated at the ministry’s regular press conference held online on June 10.

Vietnam objects to China’s military drills in Hoang Sa

Vietnam has issued a note to China to protest an illegal military drill conducted on islands that rightfully belong to Vietnam.


Russian experts hail Vietnam’s actions on East Sea issue

Vietnam has taken correct and timely action on the East Sea issue by sending a diplomatic note to the UN Secretary General to oppose China's claim over the East Sea and assert Vietnam’s sovereignty

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc attends 35th ASEAN summit

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and other leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Bangkok on November 3.

China’s activities in East Sea violate int’l laws: Russian experts

China’s recent activities in the East Sea are contrary to international laws, including the UNCLOS 1982, experts highlighted at a conference held at the Russian Academy of Justice (RGUP) on November 1.

East Sea issue must be settled based on int’l regulations: experts

Experts reiterated the significance of respecting international regulations in settling disputes in the East Sea at a recent conference held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Int’l maritime law expert condemns China’s unilateral acts in East Sea

China's sovereignty claims over most of the areas in the East Sea are invalid in legality and its unilateral actions in the sea are illegitimate, a Belgian expert of international maritime law has said.

China violating international laws in East Sea: RoK expert

The situation in the East Sea is growing worse as China is breaking international laws in the waters, according Lee Jaehyon, Director of the Centre for ASEAN and Oceania Studies at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies.

Vietnam always upholds principles, goals of UNCLOS: experts

Vietnam has always upheld the principles and goals of the United Nations Convention on the 1982 Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982) while contributing to the implementation of the convention.

Vietnam shows persistent, consistent efforts to maintain peace, stability at sea

Vietnam has long been persistent and consistent in safeguarding its national sovereignty in the East Sea through peaceful measures on the basis of international law.

Vietnam attends 26th ASEAN Region Forum

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 26th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) in Bangkok on August 2, within the framework of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings.

AMM-52: ministers discusses series of regional issues

Delegates to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM-52) in Bangkok on July 31 discussed the building of the ASEAN Community and foreign relations, and reviewed preparations for year-end summits.

East Sea issue in the spotlight during press meeting

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam would remain consistent in its policies regarding the South China Sea, which seek to respect international law, especially UNCLOS 1982, ...

Unilateral actions in Vietnam’s sea territories are invalid and illegal: Foreign Ministry

Any unilateral actions by any other country in Vietnam’s two archipelagoes in the East Sea – Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) – without the consent of Vietnam are invalid and illegal, 

Foreign experts voice concern over China’s provocative acts

 VietNamNet Bridge – Two Australian experts on May 14 were highly critical of China’s infringement on Vietnam’s territorial waters.

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