Experts at the workshop (Source: vnexpress.net)
Vung Tau (VNA) - More than 200 domestic and foreign scholars have gathered in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau to share information on recent developments in the East Sea and discuss measures to boost regional cooperation.

More than 30 reports, focusing on fresh developments, relations among big countries, international law, future prospects, solutions and cooperation in the East Sea, are expected to be delivered during the seventh International Workshop on the East Sea, which opened in Vung Tau city on November 23.

The East Sea issue will be seen from different angles including politics, diplomacy and law with a view to seeking opportunities and initiatives to promote mutual understanding and collaboration in the waters based on the principals of international law.

The workshop will host the first ever Young Leaders’ Programme (YLP) to build a network of young researchers on the East Sea and put forth new collaboration initatives for peace and development.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Director of the Diplomatic Acedamy of Vietnam (DAV), raised his concerns over the recent complicated developments in the East Sea and called on the involved parties to weigh mutual benefits and follow mutinationally-recognised legal frameworks and practices for peace purposes.

The two-day event is jointly organised by the DAV, the Foundation for East Sea Studies (FESS) and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association (VLA).-VNA