Vietnam protests use of force against fishing boats: Spokesperson
|Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)|
Responding to reporters’ queries regarding the information about a Vietnamese fishing boat attacked while operating in the waters of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel), Spokesperson Hang said that competent Vietnamese agencies are urgently verifying the case.
Vietnam has repeatedly affirmed that it has full legal basis and historical evidence to assert its sovereignty over Hoang Sa in line with international law, as well as its sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction over the waters defined in line with the 1982 UNCLOS, she stressed.