Vietnam reaffirms its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. Chinese dispatch of fishery administration ships to patrol Truong Sa area is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga delivered the statement on April 5 in response to questions from the media about Vietnam’s reaction toward Chinese dispatch of two vessels to Truong Sa archipelago on April 1.
“Vietnam calls on the Chinese side to immediately end the operation and refrain from further actions that may cause tension, further complicate the situation in the East Sea and affect the maintenance of peace, stability and cooperation in the region,” Nga said.