Some speakers at the international maritime seminar in India (Photo: qdnd.vn)
– A delegation of the Vietnam
People’s Navy (VPN) on February 27 attended an international maritime seminar that
was part of the multilateral naval exercise MILAN 2022 in India, the Quan doi
Nhan dan (People’s Army) daily reported.
event was attended ambassadors and naval representatives of the 39 countries
participating in MILAN 2022. Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau and
the VPN delegation led by Colonel Nguyen Van Ngan, Deputy Chief of the Staff of
Naval Region 4, took part in the workshop.
opening remarks, Chief of the Indian Navy Admiral Hari Kumar said the delegates’
presence at the event was a chance for the navies to exchange viewpoints on
issues on common concern, discuss response measures to the emerging challenges,
especially those in the Indo-Pacific, promote cooperation, and enhance
mutual understanding, thereby helping strengthen trust.
can singlehandedly deal with the increasing issues and challenges related to
navigation security and safety such as terrorism, piracy, weapon smuggling, and
marine pollution. Given this, it is necessary to boost coordination and cooperation
among navies for the sake of stability, development, and cooperation, he noted.
The delegation of the Vietnam People’s Navy at the seminar (Photo: qdnd.vn)
the two-day seminar with four panel discussions, speakers shared viewpoints
about several issues, including the changes in sea-related competition and
disputes, capacity building towards common navigation security, surmounting
non-traditional maritime challenges through cooperation, and maritime
talked about the competition and the likelihood of conflict in the
Indo-Pacific, stressing the need for stronger cooperation for common interests,
especially the importance of respecting international law and the 1982 United
Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
that navies should reinforce ties since their countries have many shared
interests at sea and also face common challenges relevant to navigation
security and safety.
delegation’s presence at MILAN 2022 demonstrated the country’s sense of
responsibility as an active member who is ready to cooperate with others for
common interests as well as for maritime stability, safety, and security in the
region and the world at large, according to Quan doi Nhan dan./.