Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam, Thailand agree to deepen enhanced strategic partnership

Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Quoc Dung and Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Thailand Thani Thongphakdi exchanged views on cooperation between the two countries and ministries, along with regional and international issues of shared concern, during their online talks on February 24.

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi on October 30, 2020. (Photo: US Department of State)

Vietnam’s chairmanship plays part in US-ASEAN ties: Indian professor

The United States has intensified its interactions with ASEAN this year partly because Vietnam has been assuming ASEAN 2020 Chairmanship, said Prof. Pankaj Jha from India’s O.P. Jindal Global University in his article published on modernpolicy.eu on December 22.

Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich (second, right) speaks at the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) on July 7 (Photo: VNA)

ADSOM+ promotes cooperation in response to COVID-19

The Vietnamese Ministry of National Defence hosted an ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus (ADSOM+) via video conference on July 7, aiming to promote practical defence cooperation between ASEAN member nations and partner countries to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other non-traditional security challenges.

Deputy Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Ngo Toan Thang (Photo: BNG)

China’s notes at UN inconsistent with int’l law: Deputy spokesperson

China’s circulation of a number of diplomatic notes at the United Nations (UN) that raise unreasonable sovereignty claims over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos as well as maritime claims in the East Sea runs counter to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an official said on April 23.

Participants at the workshop (Photo: VNA)

UNCLOS – important legal instrument to solve maritime issues

The 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) is an important legal instrument to regulate maritime issues and ensure legitimate rights and interests of countries, heard the second ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) workshop on implementing UNCLOS in Hanoi on November 13.

A Vietnam Coast Guard ship is on mission around the DK1/15 oil rig. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam demands China to withdraw ships from its territorial waters

Vietnam resolutely opposes Chinese survey vessel group Haiyang Dizhi 8’s continued serious violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty right and jurisdiction in territorial waters as defined in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

The Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam consistently protects sovereignty in East Sea: Spokeswoman

Vietnam resolvedly 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 (UNCLOS) through peaceful means based on international law, the Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said on July 25.
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

VN’s oil, gas activities in waters completely under its sovereignty

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang on July 28 replied to reporters’ question about recent opinions and information relating to Vietnam’s oil and gas activities, clarifying that those activities are conducted in the waters completely within the country’s sovereignty.