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Vietnam asked Taiwan not to practice live-fire exercises in Spratlys

Updated at Saturday, 27 May 2017, 14:26
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam resolutely opposes China’s Taiwan conducting a number of live-fire exercises in the waters area around Ba Binh island, which belongs to Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago.
 
Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang
Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang
Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang made the assertion on May 26 in reply to reporters’ query on Vietnam’s reaction to the Taiwanese action. “Vietnam has full historical evidence and legal grounds to prove its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spartly) archipelagos,” she said.

Taiwan’s organisation of drills in Ba Binh area in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, threatening peace, stability, security, and safety of navigation, as well as causing tensions and complicating the situation in the East Sea, she added. “Once again, Vietnam resolutely opposes and demands Taiwan to not repeat similar activities,” she stressed.
By An Nguyen - Anh Kiet
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