Visits by a number of Taiwanese officials to the Ba Binh (Itu Aba) feature area have seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, stated Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh on July 28.
|Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh (Photo: VNA)|
Responding to a reporter’s question on Vietnam’s stance on the Taiwanese officials’ visits, the diplomat stressed that Vietnam resolutely protests the visits and demands Taiwan not to repeat those and contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.
“Vietnam asserts its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagoes. All activities carried out by foreign sides in these areas without Vietnam’s permission are illegal,” stated the spokesperson.