Australia, US stress importance of ensuring freedoms in East Sea World

Australia, US stress importance of ensuring freedoms in East Sea

Australia and the US underlined the importance of countries’ ability to exercise their maritime rights and freedoms in the South China Sea (called East Sea in Vietnam), consistent with the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), including freedom of navigation and overflight and other internationally lawful uses of the sea related to these freedoms.
Vietnam highlights solutions for economic recovery in Mekong sub-region Politics

Vietnam highlights solutions for economic recovery in Mekong sub-region

Vietnamese Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son has underlined four groups of solutions to boost post-pandemic economic recovery and development in the Mekong sub-region, including the prompt implementation of COVID-19 vaccination, stronger cooperation in high-quality vaccine technology transfer, production and distribution and the enhancement of public health system to respond to medical challenges.​
Top US diplomat emphasises need to ensure rules-based maritime order World

Top US diplomat emphasises need to ensure rules-based maritime order

The international community has long benefited from the rules-based maritime order, where international law, as reflected in the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), sets out the legal framework for all activities in the oceans and seas, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said.
US wants to play active role in Southeast Asia World

US wants to play active role in Southeast Asia

Chief Operating Officer of the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) David Marchick has stressed that DFC wants to play an active role in the development of Southeast Asia, with a big priority to the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).