Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung, Vietnam’s general secretary of the Steering Committee for Vietnam–China Bilateral Cooperation, held an online conference with the committee’s Chinese general secretary – Deputy Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui on May 29
VOV.VN - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte discussed bilateral and regional cooperation amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic during their May 26 phone talks.
VOV.VN - The Belgium-Vietnam Friendship Association has proclaimed their support for the Vietnamese people and has called on members of the international community ramp up pressure to stop unilateral actions which cause tension in the East Sea, whilst moving to quickly find solutions aimed at settling disputes in line with international law.
In late 2019 and early 2020 China announced its “Four-Sha” sovereignty claims over the East Sea in two diplomatic notes sent to the UN Secretary-General, with the aim of replacing the so-called “nine-dash line” that had been previously rejected by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).
VOV.VN - Vietnam has sufficient historical and legal evidence to assert its sovereignty over the Paracel (Hoang Sa) and Spratly (Truong Sa) archipelagoes in the East Sea ( internationally known as South China Sea).
VOV.VN - The Vietnam Fisheries Society (VINAFISH) on May 4 sent a document to the Government Office, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Party Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations Affairs stating their opposition to China’s promulgation of regulations relating to a fishing ban in the East Sea in 2020.
Foreign experts have condemned China’s recent actions in the East Sea, saying its moves have escalated tensions in the region and infringed upon international law.
The EU is committed to the legal order for the seas and oceans based upon international law, maritime security and cooperation, as well as the freedom of navigation and overflight, in the interest of all states, EU Ambassador to ASEAN Igor Driesmans told a Vietnam News Agency reporter in Jakarta on April 25.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on April 23 criticised recent actions of China in the East Sea, including its announcement of the establishment of “Xisha district” (Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago) and “Nansha district” (Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago) within the so-called “Sansha city,” and China coast guard vessel's sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat.
VOV.VN -Amidst failure to comply with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, regardless of the continued negative reaction internationally, China continues to pursue course of actions that go against international rules and convention in the East Sea, known globally as the South China Sea.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has circulated a note at the United Nations rejecting China’s sovereign claims over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes in the East Sea and reasserted both groups of islands are under Vietnam’s sovereignty.
VOV.VN - China’s establishment of the so-called districts of “Xisha” and “Nansha” in “Sansha” city, Hainan province, violates international law and Vietnam’s sovereignty rights over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos.
VOV.VN - China's recent actions in the East Sea, known internationally as the South China Sea, have served to further complicate the regional situation and has contributed to increasing tensions.
VOV.VN - Vietnam on April 21 voiced its concern about the complicated situation in the waters of some ASEAN countries and hoped parties concerned fully abide by international law.
VOV.VN - China recently announced the establishment of two districts to govern two major groups of islands and their adjacent waters in the East Sea. The move appears to be null and void taking into consideration the fundamental principle of international law.
VOV.VN - Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh and Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne on April 16 discussed by phone bilateral and regional co-operation moving forward amid increasingly complicated developments of the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has followed with keen interest the developments in the East Sea following news that a group of Chinese vessels had entered Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the waters, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has reiterated its consistent policy of settling East Sea disputes through peaceful means in a recent diplomatic note to the United Nations, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung has proposed the early implementation of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and the EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA).
VOV.VN - Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu affirmed their recognition of great importance to the long-standing friendship between Vietnam and India during their talks in New Delhi on February 12.