Vietnam supports oil-gas cooperation with the US

Vietnam backs cooperation in the field of oil and gas between US businesses and their Vietnamese partners, President Truong Tan Sang has declared.

PM Nguyen Tan Dung in Manila: Vietnam to defend sovereignty

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has underscored that Vietnam will resolutely defend its sovereignty and legitimate interests because territorial sovereignty, including over its maritime zones and islands, is sacred. 

Rallies in Washington DC to protest China's violation of Vietnamese waters

Hundreds of Vietnamese people living in Washington D.C and surrounding areas on May 18 gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy to protest China’s illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung: more measures to ensure security and order

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on May 17 issued a direction urging ministries and localities nationwide to continue applying comprehensive measures to reinforce social security and order.

Vice President Joe Biden expressed the US’s serious concern about China’s behaviour

Vice President Joe Biden expressed the US’s serious concern about China’s behaviour during his meeting with Chinese People’s Liberation Army Chief of General Staff Fang Fenghui at the White House on May 15.

ASEAN Summit-24 Chair issued statement on East Sea situation

The Chair of the 24th ASEAN Summit has issued a statement expressing deep concerns over the ongoing developments in the East Sea. 

ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Statement on East Sea situation

Foreign ministers of the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on May 10 voiced their concern over the escalating tension in the East Sea, and called on the parties concerned to exercise self-restraint.

US Senators express concerns over maritime dispute in South China Sea

A bipartisan group of senators called recent actions by Chinese ships in the South China Sea "deeply troubling," and urged their colleagues to pass a senate resolution 

US Senator and Congressman criticise China's acts in East Sea

US Senator John McCain and Congressman Eni Faleomavaega have released statements about China's acts in the East Sea

China's oil rig violates Vietnam's sovereignty

China has positioned an oil rig together with many escort vessels deep into Vietnam’s continental shelf, violating Vietnam’s sovereignty, Vietnamese officials informed the media at an international press conference on May 7.