Berlin (VNA) – An international workshop on the East Sea was held at the Asia-Africa Institute under Hamburg University in northern Germany, drawing many leading scholars and researchers on Asia, Southeast Asia and East (South China) Sea, as well as about 100 guests from various countries such as Germany, the US, Japan, Russia and India.
Addressing the event, Prof. Dr. Thomas Engelbert from the Asia-Africa Institute said that sovereignty disputes in the East Sea is a current global matter that attracting many countries' attention.
Over the past years, many international conferences were held in various countries to discuss the issue, aiming to reflect the objective truth and the real situation of the disputes, he said.
Prof. Engelbert said that the workshop is expected to update participants and German people on information of the East Sea issue, thus voicing support to the justice and historical truth as well as protesting activities contrary to international law, especially the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the judge of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
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