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Defence Minister: China must immediately withdraw oil rig
06-07-2014, 06:37 am
Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has demanded China immediately remove its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 out of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf and sit down for negotiations to maintain peace, stability and friendship between the two nations.
Vietnam, RoK enhance diplomatic, defence relations
06-01-2014, 06:42 am

Nhan Dan – Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (RoK) convened the third strategic dialogue at the deputy ministerial level on diplomacy, security and defence in Hanoi on May 29.

US senator to raise East Sea issue at Shangri La Dialogue
06-01-2014, 06:40 am
US Senator Benjamin Cardin has said he will express concern, on behalf of the US Congress and Government, over the situation in the East Sea and China’s provocative acts, especially its recent sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat, at the upcoming Shangri-La Forum in Singapore.
Press Release on current developments in the East Sea
06-01-2014, 05:28 am
China’s illegal placement and operation of drilling platform Haiyang Shiyou 981 (HD-981) in Viet Nam’s Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf since 1 May 2014, together with the deployment and aggressive behavior of China’s accompanying vessels, including naval ships, violate Viet Nam’s sovereign and jurisdictional rights as  prescribed in the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), go against relevant regional and bilateral agreements, and pose a serious threat to peace and stability in the region as well as to maritime security and safety, and freedom of navigation and aviation in the East Sea of Viet Nam (South China Sea).
Asean Foreign Ministers' statement on the current development in the South China Sea
05-30-2014, 05:30 am

ASEAN Foreign Ministers expressed their serious concerns over the on-going developments in the South China Sea, which have increased tensions in the area.

They urged all parties concerned, in accordance with the universally recognised principles of international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), to exercise self-restraint and avoid actions which could undermine peace and stability in the area; and to resolve disputes by peaceful means without resorting to threat or use of force.

They reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace and stability, maritime security, freedom of navigation in and over- flight above the South China Sea as well as the ASEAN’s Six-Point Principles on the South China Sea and the Joint Statement of the 15th ASEAN-China Summit on the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea.

Viet Nam updates NAM meeting on China’s acts in East Sea
05-29-2014, 08:27 pm
Deputy Foreign Minister Ha Kim Ngoc, who led a Vietnamese delegation to the ongoing 17th Non-Aligned Movement ministerial meeting in Algiers, has updated the participants on China’s illegal placement of its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf since early May. 
Foreign reporters updated on PM’s East Sea issue stance
05-24-2014, 01:55 pm
Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh chaired a press conference in Manila, the Philippines on May 22 to announce Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s activities at the World Economic Forum on East Asia, during which foreign correspondents voiced their special attention to the East Sea dispute.
Viet Nam, US discuss bilateral ties, East Sea issue
05-24-2014, 01:52 pm
Deputy PM, FM Pham Binh Minh and US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday discussed the relations between Viet Nam and the US and the recent developments in the East Sea, on the phone.