VN demands end to China violations

Viet Nam demands China immediately end its wrongful activities on Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Le Hai Binh said yesterday.

He made the remarks in reply to reporters' queries on China's construction of a military helicopter base on Quang Hoa Island and its deployment of HQ-9 surface-to-air missiles on Phu Lam Island of Viet Nam's Hoang Sa Archipelago.

"Viet Nam is deeply concerned over China's aforementioned activities, which seriously violate Viet Nam's sovereignty of the archipelago and threaten peace and stability in the region, as well as navigation and aviation security, safety and freedom in the East Sea," he said. "Viet Nam demands China immediately end these wrongdoings."

The same day the Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a diplomatic note to the Chinese Embassy in Ha Noi to protest against China's infringements on Viet Nam's sovereignty on Hoang Sa Archipelago.

Viet Nam's permanent mission to the UN also sent a diplomatic note to the UN Secretary-General proposing the official circulation of the Vietnamese foreign ministry's diplomatic note.


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