Vietnam attends international seminar on East Sea in Moscow

Thứ Năm, 24/11/2022, 23:02

PSNews - An international seminar on the East Sea was held in Moscow, Russia in November. The delegation of the Vietnam Lawyers Association (VLA) led by its Vice President and General Secretary Tran Cong Phan attended the event.

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A Vietnamese naval soldier on Da Lat Island, Truong Sa archipelago.

The event, co-organized by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) and the “Way for Peace” International Fund of Russia, touched upon disputes in the East Sea and the need to strengthen international cooperation.

Director of the International Fund "Way for Peace" Irina Umnova and  IADL President Jeanne Ellen Mirer co-chaired the event.

The seminar was divided into two parts. The first part provided participants with updates on the latest developments in the East Sea, including legal, diplomatic and on-the-site moves in 2019-2021, policy adjustments regarding the East Sea by countries in and outside in the region, as well as relevant events and changes in the international environment.

The second part offered solutions to intensify trust building and promote the settlement of disputes in the East Sea on the basis of international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), along with cooperation mechanisms in and outside the region to facilitate the settlement and prevent tensions from escalating.

Speaking to the press, Dr. Lai Thai Binh, Deputy Director of the East Sea Institute at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, affirmed that international cooperation plays a very important role in the East Sea issue.

"Vietnam always pays attention to persistently addressing disputes, particularly those regarding its territorial sovereignty, safeguarding its territorial sovereignty, preserving an environment of peace and development, and ensuring political stability and social order," he said.

He then stressed that at the time when big organisations like the UN are paying more heed to the East Sea issue, cooperation, both regionally and multilaterally, is significant to promoting development, stability and cooperation in the East Sea.

By A.N