Indian Navy Frigates Visits Ho Chi Minh City

Two Indian naval ships with more than 500 crewmembers arrived at Nhà Rồng Wharf June 24th, beginning a three-day friendship visit to Ho Chi Minh City. The visit by the INS SAHYADRI and INS KADMATT is part of bilateral defence cooperation activities to enhance ties between the two navies and also mark the 50th anniversary of the countries’ diplomatic relations…

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Viet Nam Demands China Respect Sovereignty Over Hoàng Sa Archipelago

Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng emphasised the demand that China respect Việt Nam’s sovereignty while replying to reporters’ question about China’s three-month fishing ban in the East Sea, including the waters of Việt Nam, on April 29. “Việt Nam’s stance on China’s fishing ban in the East Sea is consistent and has been asserted…

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Viet Nam, China Finish Joint Sea Patrol

Coast guards of Viet Nam and China completed their joint patrol in the waters adjacent to the demarcation line in the Gulf of Tonkin from April 19 to 21. This was the first such move between the two sides in 2022 and the fourth conducted since a fisheries cooperation agreement in the Gulf of Tonkin waters between Viet Nam and…

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Viet Nam Asks China to Cease Militarization in South China Sea

Viet Nam on Thursday asked China to end its militarization in the South China Sea in violation of Viet Nam’s territories and to refrain from escalating tensions. Phạm Thu Hang, deputy spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, made the remarks during a regular press briefing, in response to a question over US reports of China having…

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Spratly Islands Must Be a Stronghold Says Viet Nam

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has ordered Khánh Hòa Province to build Trường Sa (Spratly) Islands into a socio-economic and cultural center on the sea as well as a “solid stronghold” to protect Việt Nam’s sovereignty. The head of the government spoke at a meeting on Sunday during his fieldwork trip to the locality. The province’s report showed that in…

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Vietnam Demands Taiwan Cancel “Illegal” Live Fire Drill

Việt Nam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Bình island belonging to Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar actions in the future, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng said on March 11. Answering reporters’ query on Việt Nam’s response to…

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Việt Nam Demands China Withdraw Ships from Việt Nam’s Whitsun Reef

Việt Nam demands that China withdraw its ships out of the Bãi Ba Đầu (Whitsun Reef) in Việt Nam’s Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and respect Việt Nam’s sovereignty. Deputy spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Phạm Thu Hằng made the statement regarding the reports of the operation of many Chinese vessels at Bãi Ba Đầu, during the regular…

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JS Shiranui Makes Port Call in Haiphong

On October 26, the Indo-Pacific dispatch unit’s escort ship “Shiranui” conducted Japan-Vietnam goodwill training with the Vietnam Navy patrol boat “266” in the waters around Haiphong. The unit also made a goodwill visit to Haiphong, Vietnam from the 24th to the 26th. Through this goodwill training, in addition to improving tactical skills, we aimed to promote mutual understanding and friendly…

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Viet Nam Says Chinese Incursion in Parcacel Islands is Illegal

July 9, 2021 (VNA) – All research activities in the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) islands without Việt Nam’s express permission are illegal, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lê Thị Thu Hằng, said at a press briefing on Thursday. It has been reported that China plans to deploy one of its “largest-ever” oceanographic research and training vessels, named the Sun…

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Việt Nam protests illegal Chinese military drill on Paracel Islands

July 2, 2020 – Việt Nam has issued a note to China to protest an illegal military drill conducted on islands that rightfully belong to Việt Nam. Foreign ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng informed the media of the action on Thursday during a press briefing held in Hà Nội. “Việt Nam has had exchanges with the Chinese side and…

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