17 June 2017

News Story: Vietnam reaffirms importance of UNCLOS

New York (VNA) – A Vietnamese representative has again stressed the important role of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as the Constitution of the seas and oceans which provides a comprehensive and sound legal framework for all activities carried out in the seas and oceans.

Speaking at the 27th Meeting of States Parties to the UNCLOS in New York on June 15, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the United Nations (UN), emphasised the need for all State parties to fully implement their obligations under the UNCLOS, including to peacefully settle disputes on the application and explanation of the convention, to ensure peaceful and sustainable use of the seas and oceans, for the benefits of all human beings.

“The East Sea is of vital significance to peace, security and development in the region and the world,” stated Nga. “Therefore maintaining peace, security, safety and freedom of maritime navigation and over-flight, as well as cooperation for the sustainable use of the East Sea is exceptionally important to the countries in the region and the international community”.

Vietnam has actively cooperated with other countries through bilateral and multilateral forums such as ASEAN, ARF, and APEC on marine environment protection, scientific research, security and safety of maritime navigation and over-flight, search and rescue, response to climate change and emergencies, combating transnational crimes and piracy.

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