A book on cooperation for development in territorial waters in international law and reality was introduced to the public on June 18.

It is part of the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications’ efforts to build a document system guiding the media and public opinion, and popularising the management, protection and development of Vietnam’s sea and islands.

The book, compiled by Director of the Centre for the Sea and International Marine Law Nguyen Ba Dien, gives readers an overview of cooperation in jointly exploiting territorial waters as well as a scientific basis for joint exploitation at sea and in the East Sea in particular.

Joint exploitation models in the world, experience in setting up joint exploitation agreements, and the application of these models in the East Sea together with recommendations for Vietnam also feature in the book.

The book analyses the reality of demarcation and the solutions to disputes for development between nations in the world. It highlights not only the advantages but shortcomings of this modality.

The publication is expected to enrich the legal system and cooperation for development in international law and relations, and support Vietnam’s enforcement of sea law in order to defend national sovereignty, sovereignty rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea.

Media agencies can also refer to documents translated into English and Chinese relating to sea and island sovereignty on the Authority of Foreign Information Service’s website www.vietnam.vn.-VNA