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For cooperative and peaceful East Seaicon

For cooperative and peaceful East Sea

Due to complicated historical, geographical, and legal conditions, the East Sea has been the subject of continued disputes between surrounding countries, including Vietnam. 

 
Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Seaicon

Australia, France oppose actions increasing tensions in East Sea

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
02/09/2021

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,

Vietnam to run for Int’l Law Commission amid fierce competitionicon

Vietnam to run for Int’l Law Commission amid fierce competition

POLITICS
21/08/2021

In 2016, Dr. Nguyen Hong Thao became the first Vietnamese to be appointed as a member of the United Nations’ International Law Commission, for the term 2017-2021.

Vietnam chairs meeting of Group of Friends on 1982 UNCLOSicon

Vietnam chairs meeting of Group of Friends on 1982 UNCLOS

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
22/07/2021

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).

Five years of PCA's ruling: no such thing as ‘power creating justice’icon

Five years of PCA's ruling: no such thing as ‘power creating justice’

FEATURE
16/07/2021

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)'s ruling has been an irrevocable part of history. It will act as a “guide” for countries involved in the struggle for an order based on rules and not on “force creating justice.”

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

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

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
13/07/2021

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.

Top US diplomat emphasises need to ensure rules-based maritime ordericon

Top US diplomat emphasises need to ensure rules-based maritime order

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
13/07/2021

The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in UNCLOS, sets out the legal framework for all activities in the oceans and seas, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.

Australia calls for compliance with international law in East Sea issueicon

Australia calls for compliance with international law in East Sea issue

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
13/07/2021

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne has affirmed Australia’s position which is guided by principled support for international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

Int’l researchers reaffirm value of PCA ruling on East Seaicon

Int’l researchers reaffirm value of PCA ruling on East Sea

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
12/07/2021

International researchers and experts while attending a recent teleconference reaffirmed the value of the 2016 ruling on the East Sea by the Permanent Court on Arbitration (PCA).

Vietnam-co-initiated Group of Friends on UNCLOS debuts in New Yorkicon

Vietnam-co-initiated Group of Friends on UNCLOS debuts in New York

VIETNAM & WORLD
01/07/2021

A Group of Friends on the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an initiative by Vietnam and Germany, was launched at a New York event on June 30, 

Vietnam reaffirms importance of 1982 UNCLOSicon

Vietnam reaffirms importance of 1982 UNCLOS

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
24/06/2021

The 31st Meeting of the States Parties to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) took place at the UN headquarters in New York from June 21 to 25.

President holds phone talks with UN Secretary-Generalicon

President holds phone talks with UN Secretary-General

POLITICS
20/06/2021

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc congratulated Antonio Guterres on his reappointment by the UN General Assembly as UN Secretary-General in the 2022-2026 tenure, 

Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOMicon

Vietnam calls for serious implementation of DOC at ASEAN-China SOM

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
08/06/2021

The 19th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was held in China’s Chongqing city on June 7, 

Coordination underway to arrange repatriation flights for Vietnamese citizens in Indiaicon

Coordination underway to arrange repatriation flights for Vietnamese citizens in India

POLITICS
30/04/2021

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other representative agencies of Vietnam in India are working closely with competent agencies and airlines in Vietnam to prepare plans to support Vietnamese citizens 

Vietnam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban: Deputy Spokesmanicon

Vietnam resolutely rejects China’s unilateral fishing ban: Deputy Spokesman

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
30/04/2021

Deputy Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet underlined Vietnam’s objection to China’s recent fishing ban

Vietnam supports right to develop, use atomic energy for peaceful purposesicon

Vietnam supports right to develop, use atomic energy for peaceful purposes

POLITICS
30/04/2021

Vice Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Doan Khac Viet on April 29 affirmed Vietnam’s support for the right to develop and use atomic energy for peaceful purposes.

PM’s attendance in leaders’ meeting shows Vietnam’s responsible contribution to ASEANicon

PM’s attendance in leaders’ meeting shows Vietnam’s responsible contribution to ASEAN

POLITICS
26/04/2021

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s participation in the ASEAN Leaders’ Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 23 and 24, his first overseas trip as the Government leader of Vietnam, 

Vietnam demands China end violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Seaicon

Vietnam demands China end violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in East Sea

MARITIME SOVEREIGNTY
26/03/2021

China must end its violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said