Ambassador Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha speaks at the conference (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – A regional conference themed “International Law and a Dynamic Asia” was opened in Hanoi on June 14 by the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam (DAV) and the Asian Society of International Law.

Speaking at the event, DAV Acting Director Nguyen Vu Tung said that Asian countries are facing numerous new challenges which requires their deeper understanding of international law.

This two-day conference focuses on many aspects of international law, including intensifying regional cooperation in trade and investment, addressing maritime and sovereign disputes by peaceful means, increasing the protection of intellectual property rights, as well as the legal effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, and the opportunities and challenges facing the region after the formation of the ASEAN Community, he stated.

Ambassador Nguyen Thi Thanh Ha, former head of the Law and Treaty Department under the Foreign Ministry, said that as a peace-loving nation, Vietnam continuously pursues the foreign policy of being a friend, trusted partner and responsible member of the international community.

Vietnam always abides by all basic principles of international law, including articles on a ban on using or threatening to use force, and on the peaceful settlement of sovereignty-related disputes among nations, she added

She also stressed the importance of strictly following international commitments which Vietnam continually makes efforts to implement and considers as a lodestar for its international integration.

Participants, who are both domestic and international experts and lawyers, are expected to discuss trade and investment law, international environmental law, human rights, intellectual property rights, maritime law, and the obligation of nations to enforce international law.-VNA