Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel illegal live-fire drill
Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA)
NDO/VNA - Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan (China) to cancel its live-fire exercises in the waters around Ba Binh island belonging to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat similar actions in the future, spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang said on March 11.
Answering reporters’ query on Vietnam’s response to the live-fire drill conducted by Taiwan, Hang said it seriously violates Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over Truong Sa, threatens peace, stability, safety and security of navigation, induce tensions and complicate the situation in the East Sea/South China Sea.
“We have repeatedly given statements on this issue,” she said, stressing that Vietnam has full legal grounds and historical evidence to assert its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagoes in accordance with international law.
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