Leaders from a number of countries in Asia-Pacific have raised their voices to affirm their countries’ respect for the right of aviation and navigation freedom in the East Sea.
China’s construction on islands in disputed East Sea areas is “unwarranted provocation”, Malaysian armed forces chief Zulkefli Mohd Zin said at a security forum in Beijing on October 18.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and his Malaysian counterpart Najib Rajak agreed to upgrade the existing Vietnam-Malaysia comprehensive partnership to a strategic partnership level at their talks in Kuala Lumpur on August 7.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh had talks on August 7 in Hanoi with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry pledging to push forward with projects to decontaminate dioxin at Danang and Bien Hoa Airports.
ASEAN foreign ministers affirmed the resolve to complete remaining tasks towards the formation the ASEAN Community at the end of this year at the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 48) which took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 4.
The central city of Danang has issued a code of conduct applicable to the tourist industry, in an apparent bid to maintain its reputation as a safe and friendly destination for both domestic and international tourists.
Vietnam has underlined the significant role of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in creating legal frameworks for promoting the exploitation of seas and oceans in a peaceful, fair, stable and effective manner for humankind’s peace and prosperity.
Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, has proposed critical measures to promote the role of the ASEAN armed forces in the maintenance of peace, security and stability in the region.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended the ASEAN Summits with India , Japan , and the United Nations, as well as a summit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the ASEAN–Australia partnership in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on November 12.
(VOV) - US President Barack Obama on May 28 expressed concern about increased tensions in the East Sea and said the US supports ASEAN in formulating a code of conduct (COC) with China to settle maritime disputes in the sea.
(VOV) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on May 12 expressed the US’s concern about China’s illegal deployment of its drilling rig and escort vessels in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, describing it an ‘aggressive’ action.
(VOV) - US President Barack Obama began a week-long tour of Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines on April 22, aiming to rebalance the US’ strategy in Asia-Pacific and confirm its political and economic commitments with its alliances.
(VOV) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has obtained significant results in building an ASEAN community by 2015, enhancing relationships with its partners, and raising the bloc’s status in a multi-polar world.
(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh has said Vietnam will continue carrying out its open foreign policy of befriending all nations alongside firmly defending national sovereignty.
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung answered questions by reporters from Bloomberg, ITAR-TASS, Kyodo and Yonhap on the sideline of the ongoing general debate of the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
There have been drastic changes in the implementation of the Code of Conduct (CoC-VN) for Vietnamese enterprises sending workers for employment overseas, shows a survey of 20 target businesses.
(VOV) - Despite numerous difficulties this year, enhanced cooperation has helped ASEAN gain a lot of achievements, and confirmed that consensus is the key to growth, prosperity, peace, and stability.
(VOV) - The newly-appointed ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh says the primary task in his five-year term is to realise the grouping’s goal of building a united, strong ASEAN community by 2015.
Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh affirmed the importance of the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership for Peace and Prosperity at a meeting in Pattaya, Thailand, on October 28-29.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on an 11-day Asia-Pacific tour. As tensions rise in the region over territorial conflicts, Clinton’s tour underscores Washington’s new Eastward diplomatic strategy.