Thailand hosts international seminar on Asia-Pacific peace and stability

(VOVworld) – An international seminar on defence strategies and regional security in the Asia – Pacific region was held over the past two days in Bangkok, Thailand.

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CPG Director Henning Glaser delivers an opening remark at the seminar (Photo: VNA)

Organised by the German – Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) as part of Thai Thammasat University, the seminar gathered scholars, political experts, diplomats and policy-makers from Thailand as well as the United States, Japan, China, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam.
The event focused on the defence strategies of powers in the region, the impacts of regional hotbeds of conflict, such as in the East Sea and East Asia, the stances of the United States, Japan and India regarding regional security issues, particularly the East Sea issue after the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands, rejected China’s claims on the waters.

Nguyen Toan Thang, Director of the Hanoi Law Institute, said that Vietnam has sovereignty rights and jurisdiction over its exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the East Sea and requests other countries to respect the EEZ in line with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Vietnam’s stance is that concerned sides should settle disputes in the East Sea by peaceful measures and in line with international law, including the UNCLOS.