International workshop in Czech Republic spotlights East Sea issue

Prague (VNA) – The Centre forIndo-Pacific Studies (CIPS) under the Metropolitan University Prague recentlyheld a workshop on security in Asia in the Czech Republic.

More than 60 researchers from universities of theCzech Republic, Austria, the UK, Romania and India attended the event.

Takashi Hosoda, a lecturer from the CzechRepublic’s Charles University, underlined the value of the Permanent Court ofArbitration (PCA)’s ruling in July 2016, especially the rejection of China’sunreasonable “nine-dash line” in the East Sea.

He said respecting and implementing the PCA’sruling as well as international law plays a significant role in addressingregional disputes.

Hosoda also suggested using diplomatic measuresand promoting the central role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) and cooperation mechanisms with the bloc to ensure mutual economicbenefits, peace and stability in the region.

Director of the CIPS Maria Strasakova talkedVietnam’s policies in maintaining cooperative ties with China, affirming thisis politically and economically important to both countries.

Participants showed interest in discussions ofissues relating to developments and prospects to address disputes in the EastSea.-VNA

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