Vu Hai Dang, First Secretary of the Vietnam Embassy in Malaysia, gives talks at the seminar (Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) –
The staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and Vietnamese expatriates in Malaysia gathered on November 19 to discuss the regional situation, with the focus placed on the East Sea issue.

Addressing the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Malaysia Pham Cao Phong said the talk is one of the embassy’s agenda, which aims to provide the most updated and exact information about the regional situation, including the East Sea, for the Vietnamese community in Malaysia.

Vu Hai Dang, First Secretary at the embassy, presented a number of contents such as disputes in the East Sea between China and the Philippines, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982 (UNCLOS), the Philippines’ lawsuit against China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and Vietnam’s response to the case.

Dang also answered questions of the participants concerning the legal status of islands in sea delimitation.

Concluding the talk, Ambassador Phong called on the Vietnamese expats to actively take part in fighting for their homeland’s sovereignty, particularly in sharing their knowledge on the East Sea issue with international friends.-VNA