US conference studies East Sea security

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Some 20 international experts attended a conference on the maritime security in the East Sea opened in Washington D.C, US, Monday.


Dr. Tran Truong Thuy, director of Vietnam study program on the East Sea, lawyer Nguyen Duy Chien, and Dang Dinh Quy, director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam also joined the two-day event, according to the newswire.


The conference, held by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, will cover updates on recent developments in the East Sea, assess the effectiveness of current security frameworks and mechanisms in the sea, and recommend policies to enhance its security.


With the participation of about 80 senior officials and members of the media, the event came prior to the ASEAN Regional Forum and Post Ministerial Conference next month and the East Asia Summit this October in Indonesia, the news source said.


China's recent acts in the East Sea, including harrassing Vietnam ships within that Vietnam's territorial waters, have caused security concerns among the international community.


Many countries like the US and Japan have so far voiced their concerns, calling for peaceful resolutions to the sea's disputes.


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