Argentine scholar criticizes China’s infringement 16:15 | 26/05/2014

VGP – China’s placement of the drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou-981 in the East Viet Nam Sea violates the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea as the oil rig is located well within Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

DPM Dam’s remarks at 20th int’l conference on Asia future 08:51 | 26/05/2014
VGP – The following is the full remarks of Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam at the 20th international conference on the future of Asia held in Tokyo on May22.
VN sincerely wishes for peace 16:14 | 25/05/2014

VGP – Russian professor Kolotov said that it is a fine tradition of Viet Nam to say that the country will never trade independence, self-reliance, sovereignty, territorial integrity, and maritime zones for some kind of elusive, dependent peace and friendship.

China intentionally misquotes VN’s diplomatic letter 11:49 | 25/05/2014

VGP – China recently intentionally misqouted a diplomatic letter of late Prime Minister Pham Van Dong, addressed to China on September 14, 1958, with the aim of distorting the truth of Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

VN lodges protest against China at UN 23:31 | 23/05/2014
VGP - UN document on Diplomatic note dated 4 May 2014 from the MFA Viet Nam to MFA China over China’s continued illegal operation of the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in the exclusive economic zone and the continental shelf of Viet Nam since 1 May 2014
Japanese PM expresses concern about tension in East Sea 19:20 | 23/05/2014

VGP - Japan is concerned about tensions generated by China’s unilateral illegal placement of its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in Vietnamese waters and supports Viet Nam’s proper stance.

PM’s remarks at WEF on East Asia 2014 10:51 | 23/05/2014

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on May 22 delivered remarks at the opening session of the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2014 in Manila, the Philippines.

PM calls on int’l community to voice support for VN 19:29 | 22/05/2014
VGP – Peace and stability, including peace, security, safety and freedom of navigation in the East Sea, are the prerequisites for development.
NA discusses East Sea issues 15:50 | 22/05/2014

VGP – On their second working day of the seventh session, the National Assembly (NA) discussed the East Sea situations and China’s illegal placement of its drilling rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf as well as Viet Nam’s guidelines and solutions.

PM meets with WEF Chairman 15:43 | 22/05/2014

VGP – PM Nguyen Tan Dung on May 22 met with Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab on the sideline of the WEF on East Asia.