Vietnam is a respectable, trustworthy, and constructive member of ASEAN, Frederick Kliem, an analyst with the Centre for Multilateralism Studies at the Singaporean-based S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), said in an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, during which he emphasised that the country is now an integral part of the bloc after 25 years of membership.
The transport sector needs to issue separate circulars to manage coastal transport operations for cargo ships, especially bulk cargo ships, a type of ship that runs off the coast and on rivers.
Maritime security is among the issues drawing much attention at the ongoing 8th vice-ministerial Seoul Defence Dialogue in the Republic of Korea (RoK), according to Deputy Defence Minister, Sen. Lt. Gen. Nguyen Chi Vinh.
A maritime security protection and anti-terrorism drill was held on August 2 in Chu Lai – Truong Hai in Nui Thanh district of Quang Nam province by the Vietnam Maritime Administration and the central province’s People’s Committee.
The 11th ASEAN Regional Forum Inter-Sessional Meeting on Maritime Security (ARF ISM-MS) opened in the central city of Da Nang on March 14 with the participation of more than 80 delegates from 27 ARF countries and experts from international organisations.
An international seminar promoting maritime security cooperation in the East Sea took place in Hanoi on December 4, attracting 120 scholars and experts from within and outside the region, and representatives from about 30 diplomatic corps in Vietnam.
The US will continue fostering cooperation with Vietnam in defence, search and rescue, disaster relief, maritime security, peacekeeping, and war aftermath settlement, said US Secretary of Defence James Mattis.
The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on enhancing maritime law enforcement was opened in Nha Trang city, the central province of Khanh Hoa, on January 18 with a view to boosting dialogue to ensure maritime security in the region.
Vietnam and New Zealand have agreed to enhance cooperation in UN peacekeeping operations, cyber and maritime security, and in the Experts Working Group (EWG) mechanism within the framework of the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM-Plus).
VOV.VN -On March 17, Japan handed over a patrol vessel to Vietnam to use for maritime security purposes.
An international symposium took place at Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia, on August 22 to look into maritime security in Asia, along with challenges and opportunities for peace, stability and sustainability.
VOV.VN - Around 150 delegates, including international law and maritime security experts, from the EU, China, Japan, Vietnam and other ASEAN countries gathered at a two-day conference underway in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province.
The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to step up cooperation to curb piracy, smuggling and other crimes in the Sulu Sea, the border area common to the three countries.
VOV.VN - In a press release on May 23, the White House said the US will provide Vietnam with 18 MetalShark 45-foot patrol boats and training and maritime law enforcement equipment to the country’s Coast Guard.
Foreign ministers and military chiefs from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines will gather in Indonesia on May 5 to discuss increased maritime security amid rising piracy in the region.
Vietnam values Russia’s contributions to peace and stability in the Asia–Pacific region, Minister of National Defence Ngo Xuan Lich said on April 26.
The US pledged to work with Cambodia on maritime security at a meeting on April 21 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter on March 1 warned China against "aggressive" actions in the East Sea region, including the placement of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island.
Singapore and the US signed a defence cooperation agreement (DCA) in Washington on December 8.
Vietnam’s Defence Ministry delegation held a series of bilateral meetings with representatives from the United States Pacific Command (USPACOM) and defence ministries of Spain, New Zealand and Germany to discuss maritime security on May 30.