At the seminar, delegates discussed relevant issues related to Vietnam’s legal rights and interests in the East Sea and clarified a basic overview of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) 1982. 

At the seminar. (Photo:

Accordingly, they reaffirmed that Vietnam has a sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence proving its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos in accordance with international law. In addition, they mentioned experience in safeguarding the national sovereignty over seas and islands in the past and solutions to accelerating the implementation of the UNCLOS 1982.

Also, the participants proposed several approaches to improving the effectiveness of managing and protecting the Fatherland’s maritime sovereignty. They also discussed ways to help the Vietnamese people and the international community learn more about the Party’s and the State’s policies on settling East Sea disputes by peaceful means on the basis of international law.

Translated by Chung Anh