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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tags: international community
Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnams maritime strategy Significant values of UNCLOS to Vietnam’s maritime strategy
November 16, 2019, is the 25th anniversary of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Convention is one of the most important achievements of international law and the United Nations in the 20th century and continues to assert its role as the “Constitution of the seas and oceans” in the 21st century.
All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea All nations must uphold the rule of law in the East Sea
In a recent interview with Vietnam News Agency, Nguyen Manh Dong, head of the Maritime Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ National Border Committee, reiterated Vietnam’s consistent policy that all international disputes, including those in the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea), must be resolved by peaceful means as regulated in the Charter of the United Nations and the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
Chinas vessels halt survey in Vietnams exclusive economic zone China’s vessels halt survey in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone
China’s survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8 had halted its geological survey activities in Vietnam’s UNCLOS-defined exclusive economic zone and southeastern continental shelf on August 7, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on August 8.
Vietnam consistently exercises safeguards sovereignty by peaceful measures Vietnam consistently exercises, safeguards sovereignty by peaceful measures
The Tu Chinh reef (internationally known as Vanguard Bank) is located in Vietnam’s 200-nautical-mile exclusive economic zone and completely belongs to the country, defined in line with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982 UNCLOS).
VN consistently protects sovereignty in East Sea: spokeswoman VN consistently protects sovereignty in East Sea: spokeswoman
Vietnam resolutely and consistently safeguards its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea through peaceful means based on international law, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 25.
PM concludes Japan trip PM concludes Japan trip
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage arrived in Hanoi on June 2 early morning, concluding his trip to attend the 14th G20 Summit in Japan and his visit to the country at the invitation of host Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
PM talks to Japanese media on Japan visit G20 Summit attendance PM talks to Japanese media on Japan visit, G20 Summit attendance
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has granted an interview to Japanese media on the occasion of his Japan visit and participation in the 14th G20 Summit at the invitation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from June 27 to July 1.
Vietnam ready to join in building strong resilient ASEAN: PM Vietnam ready to join in building strong, resilient ASEAN: PM
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave an interview to The Nation newspaper of Thailand while attending the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok on June 22 and 23, highlighting Vietnam’s willingness to join other members to build a strong and resilient ASEAN.
Vietnam pursues multilateralism and consensus as member of UN Security Council: Foreign minister Vietnam pursues multilateralism and consensus as member of UN Security Council: Foreign minister
Vietnam has been elected to the United Nations (UN) Security Council as a non-permanent member with a near unanimous vote in a General Assembly meeting last Friday. Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh speaks to local media on what Vietnam expects to contribute to the UN agenda during its 2020-21 term.
Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote Vietnam wins seat on United Nations Security Council with landslide vote
With near unanimous approval, Vietnam has secured a seat on the United Nations Security Council as a non-permanent member for the 2020-2021 tenure.

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