Vice Spokesman of the Foreign Ministry Doan Khac Viet (Photo: VNA)
He made the remarks at the ministry’s regular press conference, during which he replied to reporters’ questions about China’s recent announcement of using new technology in vegetable cultivation on Phu Lam island of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago.
The Vice Spokesman noted Vietnam has repeatedly asserted that it has sufficient historical evidence and legal basis testifying to its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, which is in conformity with international law.
All activities without Vietnam’s permission in these archipelagos are valueless, Viet emphasised.
Regarding China’s illegal sand mining in the East Sea, he once again affirmed that Vietnam owns sufficient historical evidence and legal basis testifying to its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, as well as its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in the East Sea.
Any parties’ activities in these two archipelagos and the areas over which Vietnam has sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the East Sea are violations of the country’s sovereignty and sovereign rights, as well as international law, the Vice Spokesman added./.