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Vietnam objects to Taiwan’s live-fire drill in Truong Sa

Last update: 15:58 | 24/08/2017

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has voiced Vietnam’s strong opposition to Taiwan’s live-fire drill on Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island, part of the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, and asked the Chinese territory not to repeat similar actions.



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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang 



Responding to reporters’ question about the recent live-fire drill of Taiwan, she said on August 24 that: “Vietnam has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence testifying to its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos.”

Taiwan’s live-fire drills in the sea area surrounding Ba Binh Island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago for many times seriously violated Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over this archipelago, threatened peace, stability, safety, and security of navigation, caused tensions and complicated the situation in the East Sea, she said.

“Once again, Vietnam resolutely objects and requests Taiwan not to repeat similar actions,” the spokesperson noted.

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