Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

Vietnam has made clear the process of claiming for its sovereignty in
the East Sea during a recent East Sea-related seminar in Australia.

The country’s representative also presented legal documents
proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the disputed area in the East
Sea at the seminar.

Taking place in Canberra, on March 28,
the seminar brought together 50 international scholars, legal, military
and security experts, diplomats and critics, to explore the theme on the
East Sea and Australia’s regional security environment.

They
heard the root cause of the dispute in the East Sea, the role of
international law and governance as well as the stance of ASEAN and
concerned parties on the East Sea issue.

The participants
emphasised the necessity of ensuring stability and avoiding conflicts in
the East Sea before a solution to the dispute can be reached.

They
agreed that concerned parties in the dispute need to abide by the
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

They also agreed with ASEAN’s proposal on the creation of the Code of
Conduct in the East Sea as well as those on the prevention of conflicts
and on cooperation in marine regulations.-VNA

By vivian