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Maritime security must meet local, int'l norms

Update: March, 11/2014 - 08:15
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HA NOI (VNS)— Maritime security should be handled in accordance with national law as well as international law and practices, agreed participants in the second Maritime Security Workshop, held in Ha Noi yesterday.

The five-day long workshop, chaired by Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command in co-operation with the United States Defense Threat Reduction Agency, included the participation of officials from the ministries of National Defence, Public Security, Foreign Affairs, Transport and Viet Nam Customs.

Major general Nguyen Van Tuong, Commissar of the Viet Nam Coast Guard High Command, explained that the goal of the workshop was to enhance co-operation and information sharing between maritime forces and other Vietnamese ministries, as well as to raise awareness on maritime security, life-saving practices and law enforcement at sea.

In the workshop, officials focused on maritime monitoring and management, jurisdictions and legal frameworks for resolving relevant issues. They also discussed how forces would co-ordinate to improve their response capability in various situations. — VNS

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