Viet Nam resolutely protects sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa archipelagoes
|Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang at a press conference.|
Spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang made the statement on September 1 while responding to reporters’ questions about Viet Nam's reaction to China's official enforcement of the revised Maritime Traffic Safety Law.
“Viet Nam resolutely and persistently safeguards its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its waters determined in line with the provisions of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS 1982)”, she affirmed.
She noted that countries need to strictly comply with the international treaties to which they are members, especially the UNCLOS 1982 – a legal framework governing all activities at sea and ocean, when promulgating their domestic sea-related laws.