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Thursday, November 21, 2019
Tags: the United Nations
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.
Vietnamese Kazakhstani top legislators hold talks Vietnamese, Kazakhstani top legislators hold talks
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan held talks with Chairman of the Mazhilis (lower house) of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin on November 14, following a welcome ceremony held for the guest the same day.
Vietnam rejects Chinas statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands Vietnam rejects China’s statement on sovereignty over Truong Sa islands
Vietnam rejects all contents of the statement made by the Chinese spokesperson on sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago on November 8.
NA adopts socio-economic resolution for 2020 targeting 6.8% GDP growth NA adopts socio-economic resolution for 2020, targeting 6.8% GDP growth
The National Assembly on November 11 approved the Resolution on socio-economic development plan for the year 2020, targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth and improvements to national competitiveness.
Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised
Payment intermediary service providers would have to apply measures to prevent and combat money laundering as financial institutions do. Such is provided in a draft decree prepared by the State Bank of Vietnam to revise several articles of Decree 116 of 2013.
Party determines to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution Party determines to embrace Fourth Industrial Revolution
On September 27, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong signed Resolution 52-NQ/TW, on a number of policies on the nation’s proactive involvement in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, affirming that the nation will take strong actions to take advantage of opportunities brought by the Revolution. Vietnam Law and Legal Forum would like to introduce important contents of this Resolution.
Respect for international law crucial in East Sea Respect for international law crucial in East Sea
Experts and policymakers agreed that the rule of law and respect for international law are central principles in handling the South China Sea (known as East Sea in Vietnam) issue at an international conference that began on July 6 in Hanoi.
PM: positive results in 10 months create foundation for sustainable growth PM: positive results in 10 months create foundation for sustainable growth
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told a regular cabinet meeting in Hanoi on November 5 that positive results of the economy in October and the past 10 months create an important foundation for new production capacity and sustainable growth.
Vietnam EU sign Framework Participation Agreement Vietnam, EU sign Framework Participation Agreement
Vietnam and the EU have signed an agreement on the establishment of a framework for Vietnam’s participation in crisis management activities of the EU.
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.

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