Viet Nam requests Taiwan to stop illegal drills on Truong Sa’s Ba Binh island

Update: 15:23 | 11/06/2021
Viet Nam resolutely opposes to and requests Taiwan (China) to stop live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island of Viet Nam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and not to repeat the action in the future, spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
Người phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Lê Thị Thu Hằng. (Ảnh: Nguyễn Hồng)
Spokeswoman of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang (Photo: VNA)

Responding to the press' question on this issue on June 11, Hang stressed that Taiwan’s staging of live-fire drills around Ba Binh has seriously infringed upon Viet Nam's territorial sovereignty over the archipelago, threatening peace, stability, and navigation security and safety, causing tensions and complicating the situation in the East Sea.

She reiterated that Viet Nnam has sufficient historical evidence and legal basis to assert its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos in accordance with international law.

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(Source: VNA)