Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel illegal live-fire drill

Saturday, 12/03/2022 01:22
Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan 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.
Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang. (Photo: VNA)

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.

“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./.

CPV (Source: VNA)
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