Sat. May 18th, 2024

International law should be applied to solve the East Sea issue, many
foreign scholars said at a seminar held in New York from March 13 to 15
by the Asia Society and Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public
Policy.

Themed “East Sea : Central Factor of
Peace and Security in the Asia-Pacific”, the seminar saw the
participation of leading scholars and lawyers from the US,
Singapore, China, the Philippines and Vietnam.

During the event, participants focused discussions on four main sub
issues including the historical origin of the East Sea disputes;
the US-China relations in the East Sea ; roles of the international
law and governance, ASEAN’s stance on the East Sea and impacts on
regional peace and security; and lessons and proposals for
policy-makers.

In her presentation, Nguyen Thi Thanh
Ha, Head of the International Law and Treaties Department of Vietnam’s
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, affirmed that Vietnam always wants to
settle disputes at the East Sea by peaceful means on the basis of
respecting international law and the 1982 United Nations Convention on
the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).-VNA

By vivian