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9th ASEAN Marine Forum opens in Da Nang

by VTV406 December 2019 Last updated at 11:10 AM

VTV.vn - The 9th ASEAN Maritime Forum (AMF-9) officially opened in the central city of Da Nang on Thursday. Attendants were over 50 representatives from all 10 ASEAN member countries and the ASEAN Secretariat.

The event's goals are to improve coordination in humanitarian relief and disaster responses, to teach people how to manage and protect marine ecosystems, biodiversity, and aquatic resources, and to boost cooperation in the member states' respective fishery sectors.

Established in 2010, the AMF aims to increase solidarity within ASEAN and promote the association's central role in maritime co-operation.

It also targets building trust in the region through negotiations and consultations, particularly in regard to ensuring maritime security and safety in the East Sea in accordance with international law, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC).

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