Japan inks deal to export defense assets to Vietnam amid China worry

Japan and Vietnam signed a deal Saturday enabling exports of Japanese-made defense equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian country to boost cooperation amid China’s rising assertiveness in regional waters. The accord was inked in Hanoi during Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi’s first trip overseas after assuming the post last year. Japan will speed up talks with Vietnam to sell Self-Defense Forces’ vessels, Kishi said in an online press conference, following a meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart Phan Van Giang. Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi and his Vietnamese counterpart Phan…

China and Vietnam should avoid expanding South China Sea conflict – Wang Yi of China

File Photo: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi listens during a meeting in Manila, Philippines, on January 16, 2021.Francis Marasig / Pool via REUTERS // File photo September 11, 2021 Shanghai (Reuters) – China and Vietnam should refrain from unilateral action on the South China Sea, which could complicate the situation and widen the conflict, China’s senior diplomat Wang Yi told Vietnamese officials. .. The Secretary of State was talking to Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Fam Binh Min during his visit to Vietnam, the ministry said in a statement on Saturday.…

Vietnam launches new Damen RoRo 5612 multipurpose vessel for Vietnamese navy

According to information released to the Facebook account VietDefense on March 13, 2021, Vietnam has launched on March 12, 2021, a new Damen RoRo 5612 multipurpose vessel at the Song Thu Corporation’s shipyard in Da Nang.Follow Navy Recognition on Google News at this link The launching of the new Damen RoRo 5612 multipurpose vessel at the Song Thu Corporation’s shipyard in Da Nang. (Picture source Facebook VietDefense) Citing VietDefense, this is the 4th ship of it’s class in service with the Vietnam People’s Navy but the only one that was…

History proves Hoang Sa, Truong Sa belong to Vietnam

“The State of Vietnam was the first state in history to exercise its sovereignty over the two archipelagos of Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) since they were ownerless pieces of land, at least since the 17th century. Vietnam has sufficient historical evidence that has legal value to testify to its sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa,” Dr Tran Cong Truc, former head of the Government’s Boundary Committee, has said. Platform DK1/12 on the southern continental shelf of Vietnam. DK1 platforms are the country’s offshore economic, scientific, and…

Vietnam strengthens fortifications in disputed South China Sea, satellite images reveal

MELBOURNE, Australia — Vietnam has continued to beef up its outposts in the disputed South China Sea with improved fortifications and infrastructure, although the scale of its activities is modest compared to that carried out by China, according to a new report. Emplacements for anti-aircraft and coastal defense systems have been built on reclaimed land at West Reef and Sin Cowe Island, according to the report by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative, or AMTI, which is part of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies. It made its assessments…

Vietnam builds up defences against China in Spratly Islands-ANI

Ho Chi Minh City [Vietnam], February 24 (ANI): Amid the growing activities in the South China Sea region by Beijing, Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands for the past two years “to ensure it can strike Chinese facilities”.Citing the Centre for Strategic and International Studies’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative’s report, South China Morning Post said that emplacements for air and coastal defence systems have been installed on most of Vietnam’s bases in the Spratly islands, with the most significant upgrades at West Reef and Sin…

Former lecturer sets up museum in central Vietnam

Jars, porcelain, china, and ancient mortars are also displayed in the yard.Cuong said there are more than 100 jars, some of them almost 500 years old. The Ha Tinh Museum has certified some as being made during the Le Dynasty (1428 – 1789) era.“Some jars were kept as treasures by local families. Whenever I visited them, they would avoid me. I patiently convinced them to sell those jars to me,” he said. Source link

Vietnam hopes all countries will contribute to peace and stability in the South China Sea

HANOI, Feb 6 (Vietnam News/ANN): Vietnam always welcomes the stance of any country regarding the South China Sea (known in Vietnam as the East Sea) that are in line with international law, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said on Thursday. Hang made the statement during a national press briefing, held virtually due to the new clusters of Covid-19 community cases in Hà Nội, when asked for Vietnam’s response to the recent UK-Japan statement regarding the South China Sea. “Vietnam always welcomes the stance of…

Vietnam rescues Filipino fishermen stranded at sea

By Phan Anh  &nbspJanuary 25, 2021 | 02:40 pm GMT+7 The KN 472 vessel of the Vietnam Fisheries Resources Surveillance receives four Filipino fishermen stranded at sea, January 23, 2021. Photo by VOV. Four Filipino fishermen were rescued by a Vietnamese fishing vessel after being separated from their ship at sea. At around 7 a.m. Saturday, Ednor Villacino, 30, Rolly Baleso, 30, Rommel Evan, 32, and Eraed Dayot, 41, departed Filipino fishing vessel Athan to fish. But they got lost and stranded around 24 nautical miles to the southeast of…

DFA chief in Vietnam to discuss South China Sea issue

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario flew to Vietnam on Tuesday, to meet with Vietnam officials in Hanoi, a crucial step in the two countries’ partnership on maritime issues in the region amid the rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea. In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Del Rosario would lead the Philippine delegation in the October 21ministerial meeting of the 8th Philippines-Viet Nam Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. “The meeting is an opportunity to discuss developments in our…