ASEAN Defence Ministers reaffirm importance of peace in East Sea
10/24/2017 9:45:19 AM (GMT+7)
 Defence Ministers from the 10 ASEAN member states on October 23 signed a joint declaration of the 11th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM).

Kuala Lumpur conference looks at future in East Sea
10/5/2017 11:27:31 AM (GMT+7)
 The sixth East Sea conference held by the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) opened in Kuala Lumpur on October 4 under the theme “Fostering a shared future in the East Sea”.

Italian book on Vietnam’s island sovereignty introduced in Rome
9/28/2017 4:07:16 PM (GMT+7)
An Italian-language book entitled “Il Banco Di Sabbia Dorata. Il Vietnam e Gli arcipelaghi del Mare Orientale” was introduced in Rome, Italy, on September 27.

Cooperation, dialogues important to East Sea dispute settlement: scholars
9/26/2017 11:14:49 AM (GMT+7)
Many scholars from countries that claim no territory in the East Sea have said that maintaining maritime freedom, devising coordination mechanisms and controlling conflicts are important to settling disputes.

Italian scholar debuts book about Vietnam’s island sovereignty
9/21/2017 10:54:12 AM (GMT+7)
Director of the Centre for Vietnam Studies in Turin of Italy Sandra Scagliotti debuted her Italian-language book entitled “Golden sands, Vietnam and archipelagoes in the East Sea" on September 19. 

Vietnam, Japan want effective COC in East Sea
9/13/2017 11:39:44 PM (GMT+7)
 Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Defence Nguyen Chi Vinh and his Japanese counterpart Ro Manabe agreed at a meeting on September 12 that the China-ASEAN Code of Conduct (COC) on the East Sea should be effective and legally binding. 

Rule of law needs to be respected in the East Sea: experts
9/13/2017 2:09:40 PM (GMT+7)
Despite the shortcomings of the international legal framework regarding territorial disputes at sea, experts concur that international law plays a critical role in securing peace and stability at sea.

China asked to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa
9/6/2017 10:11:32 AM (GMT+7)
 China’s announcement of launching a live-fire drill in Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said the Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

ASEAN, China to hold joint meeting on DOC implementation
8/30/2017 11:35:07 AM (GMT+7)
ASEAN and China will organise the 22nd meeting of their Joint Working Group on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) in the Philippines on August 30.

Vietnam objects to Taiwan’s live-fire drill in Truong Sa
8/24/2017 3:58:37 PM (GMT+7)
Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has voiced Vietnam’s strong opposition to Taiwan’s live-fire drill on Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island, and asked the Chinese territory not to repeat similar actions.

AMM 50: Vietnam suggests early pragmatic negotiations of COC
8/7/2017 10:21:35 AM (GMT+7)
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has appealed to ASEAN to intensify exchanges with China to soon start pragmatic negotiations of the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), making it effective and legally binding. 

ASEAN foreign ministers agree on draft COC framework
8/6/2017 3:10:37 PM (GMT+7)
 ASEAN foreign ministers on August 5 reached a consensus on a draft framework for a code of conduct (COC) of parties in the East Sea.


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