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11/23/2018 5:10:49 AM

Vietnam demands Taiwan to cease live-fire drills around Ba Binh island

Vietnam once again resolutely opposes Taiwan (China)’s live-fire drills around Ba Binh (Itu Aba) island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and demands that it refrain from such actions in the future.

Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Vice Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Tra. (Source: VNA)

The Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Vice Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Tra made the statement during a regular press conference in Hanoi on November 22, adding that Vietnam has sufficient legal basis and historic evidence affirming its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos in accordance with international law.

Taiwan’s continuation of live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago despite Vietnam’s opposition is a serious violation of Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over the archipelago, posing a threat to peace, stability, maritime security and safety, as well as causing tension and complicating the situation in the East Sea, she stressed./.

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