Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and his Italian counterpart Mario Draghi expressed their delight at the recent strides in the strategic partnership between the two countries during their phone talks on April 20.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh suggested boosting the ASEAN-US strategic partnership in all three aspects of security, socio-economic recovery and sustainable, inclusive development, while addressing the 9th ASEAN-US Summit that was held via videoconference on October 26.
China’s military exercise in the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago area violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the islands and went counter to the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
The National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center reported that the first storm hitting the East Sea named Nuri this early morning approached around 130 kilometers from seashore of the southeastwards of Guangdong Province (China) with a maximum wind of level 8-11 near the center.
China’s circulation of a number of diplomatic notes at the United Nations (UN) that raise unreasonable sovereignty claims over Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos as well as maritime claims in the East Sea runs counter to the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), an official said on April 23.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held talks with State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on December 17, during which they discussed measures to expand all-around cooperation between the two countries.
The hydro-meteorological forecast and warning centers in Asia-Pacific region informed that the newly- formed tropical depression in the middle of the East Sea intensified into Nakri, which is the typhoon's international name, tends to make landfall in the South- Central region of Vietnam.
The 18th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was held in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on October 15.
Pursuant to the latest weather news from the National Hydrology Meteorology Forecast Center, a newly-formed tropical low pressure system was located at around 560 kilometers from the Paracel Islands with its sustained winds of 40- 50 kilometers an hour in Wednesday early morning.
The US Department of State on (DoS) has expressed concern over reports that China is hampering other countries’ oil and gas activities in the East Sea, and said its acts threaten regional peace and security, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
Typhoon Sanba has taken shape east of the Philippines, forecast to enter the northern part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands on February 15 to become the second storm in the East Sea this year. However it is forecast to weaken at sea and not to affect Tet celebration in the mainland of Vietnam.
A tropical low pressure system brewed south off the Philippines has moved into the East Sea and intensified into Bolaven storm, the first one in the area this year, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center (nchmf).