Joint naval exercise takes place in Singapore ASEAN

Joint naval exercise takes place in Singapore

The Singaporean and Indonesian Navies are jointly holding the sixth Western Pacific Mine Countermeasure Exercise (WP MCMEX) from August 25-28 with the involvement of naval forces from 16 countries.
Vietnam attends ASEAN navy chiefs’ meeting Politics

Vietnam attends ASEAN navy chiefs’ meeting

A Vietnamese delegation led by Rear Admiral Pham Hoai Nam, Commander of the Vietnam People’s Navy, is participating in the 9th ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting (ANCM-9) held in Myanmar on August 19-22.
World

Indonesia, India boost naval cooperation

Indian warships INS Ranvir and INS Shakti are visiting Jakarta, Indonesia from June 1-4 to improve the capacity of the two countries’ naval forces in coordination activities.
US announces continuous patrols in East Sea Politics

US announces continuous patrols in East Sea

The US on May 21 announced that it will maintain air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese Navy repeatedly warned a US surveillance plane to leave the airspace above the international waters in the East Sea.
Vietnamese admiral receives US naval official Politics

Vietnamese admiral receives US naval official

Admiral Nguyen Van Hien, Deputy Minister of Defence and Vietnam People’s Navy Commander hosted a reception for the visiting Secretary of the Navy of the United States Ray Mabus on April 9 in Hanoi.
Defence chief meets regional counterparts at ACDFIM Politics

Defence chief meets regional counterparts at ACDFIM

Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Do Ba Ty had bilateral meetings with defence leaders of Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, and Brunei on the margin of the 12th ASEAN Chiefs of Defense Forces Informal Meeting (ACDFIM-12) in Kuala Lumpur on February 10.
Politics

Commander of US Pacific Fleet welcomed in Hanoi

Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) received the visiting Commander of the US Pacific Fleet, Admiral Harry Harris, in Hanoi on December 16.
Vietnamese naval officials welcomed in Brunei Politics

Vietnamese naval officials welcomed in Brunei

Rear Admiral and Deputy Chief of the Naval Staff Nguyen Van Kiem, who led a Vietnam Navy delegation aboard two naval ships to Brunei, was warmly welcomed by Major General Dato Tawih, Commander of Brunei’s Armed Forces, on November 20.
Vietnam proposes measures to strengthen role of ASEAN navy Politics

Vietnam proposes measures to strengthen role of ASEAN navy

During the eighth ASEAN Navy Chiefs’ Meeting in Bangkok on August 27, Vietnam contributed to ASEAN’s vision for its naval forces post-2015 – when ASEAN will be formally established as a Community, a Vietnam People’s Navy official reported.
Vietnam, Philippine navies meet on Song Tu Tay Island Society

Vietnam, Philippine navies meet on Song Tu Tay Island

Naval soldiers stationed on Vietnam ’s Song Tu Tay (Southwest Cay) Island on June 8 welcomed a visiting delegation of their Philippine counterparts from Song Tu Dong (Northeast Cay) Island to build trust and promote cooperation.
Deputy PM stresses respect for int’l law to ensure Asia’s future Politics

Deputy PM stresses respect for int’l law to ensure Asia’s future

Despite difficulties and challenges, if international law, practices and regional commitments are fully respected and responsibilities shared, then there is a bright future for Asia, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the 20th International Conference on the Future of Asia in Tokyo on May 22-23.
Society

Royal documents affirms Vietnam’s sovereignty over sea, islands

A collection of Nguyen dynasty administrative documents was listed as a UNESCO world documentary heritage on May 14. The papers are not only a repertory of treasured documents about Nguyen dynasty but also convincing evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty over its sea and islands, said the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper.