A Vietnamese representative has again stressed the important role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the Constitution of the seas and oceans which provides a comprehensive and sound legal framework for all activities carried out in the seas and oceans.
Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Hai Binh has asked parties involved in Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagoes to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty in the area and act responsibly.
Japan affirmed that ASEAN remains a big priority in its foreign policy at the 32nd ASEAN-Japan Forum held in Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei, on March 1-2.
The role of ASEAN, an organisation to promote economic growth, support peace and develop culture, was introduced at a conference held at the Matias Romero Institute in Mexico City, Mexico on February 23.
Vietnam has reiterated its sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracels) archipelagoes, and held that all construction and reclamation at the two archipelagoes without Vietnam’s permission are illegal.
Typhoon Nock-ten has entered the East Sea, becoming tenth storm this waters in 2016, according to the National Centre for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
Typhoon Sarika passed Luzon Island of the Philippines and entered the East Sea on October 16 morning, becoming the seventh storm to hit this waters in 2016.
Typhoon Sarika with wind speeds of 130km per hour swept into Luzon Island, the Philippines, on early October 16, according to Philippine authorities.
The fourth meeting of the Vietnam – Germany Strategic Management Group was held in Hanoi on October 12.
ASEAN-China Summit to discuss East Sea issue