VSIL’s efforts in gathering support for East Sea stance appreciated
18:00 | 28/11/2020
VGP – Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh appreciated the efforts made by the Viet Nam Society of International Law (VSIL) in gathering support for the country’s stance on the East Sea and other issues over the past five years.

Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh addresses the 2nd Congress of the Viet Nam Society of International Law (VSIL), Ha Noi, November 28, 2020. Photo: VGP

Speaking at the 2nd VSIL Congress on Saturday, Binh, who is a Politburo member, said Viet Nam is joining various international institutions and increasingly integrating into the global economy, which means that the country shall have to implement its international commitments.

From that perspective, the establishment of the VSIL has met the demands and aspirations of numerous international law researchers and practitioners in Viet Nam to share and exchange knowledge and experience in order to stimulate the development of international law and contribute to the national protection, development and international integration.

As the world is now facing unpredictable challenges, particularly since the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic, Binh expressed his belief that international law and multilateral institutions will become increasingly important role in international cooperation and maintenance of the order of international relations.

He urged the VSIL to further engage in formulation of the country’s development guidelines and policies in accordance with its international commitments and global development trend of international law.

The VSIL was asked to assist agencies, organizations, businesses and people in protecting their legitimate rights and interests, particularly at international adjudicative bodies.

Founded in 2016, the VSIL is a social-professional society of Vietnamese citizens and organizations who have been or are practicing international law.

It operates nationwide based on principles of voluntariness, democracy, autonomy, self-finance, and not for profit./.

By Thuy Dung

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