Vietnam’s sovereignty must be respected: Spokesperson

WVR/VNA - Sovereignty, sovereign right and jurisdiction over the seas of a state established in line with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) as well as the legitimate rights and interests of the littoral countries, including Vietnam, must be respected.
Phó Phát ngôn Bộ Ngoại giao Phạm Thu Hằng. (Ảnh: Nguyễn Hồng)
Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang. (Photo: WVR/Nguyen Hong)

On June 10, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang stated that while commenting on a statement by a Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry on June 6 concerning the operation of the group of Chinese survey ship Xiang Yang Hong 10.

As repeatedly affirmed, Vietnam has full legal ground and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel), she stressed, adding that the legal status of Truong Sa and its entities has been clearly defined in line with the UNCLOS 1982.

This is a manifestation of the responsible and construction spirit and a practical contribution by countries concerned to peace, stability, cooperaion and the rule of the law in the region, including the East Sea, she concuded.

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(Source: WVR/VNA)