Vietnam objects to China’s sailing competition on Hoang Sa archipelago

VOV.VN - Vietnam has sufficient legal foundations and historical evidence affirming its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Spratly) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes in line with international law, has said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

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 Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang
She made the statement at a regular ministry press conference in Hanoi on May 23 in reply to reporters’ questions regarding Vietnam’s reaction to China’s organization of the seventh Sinan Cup Regatta, a sailing competition, from April 22-26, 2019 at the area of Duy Mong island belonging to Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago.

China’s organization of the seventh Sinan Cup Regatta in Hoang Sa has seriously infringed upon Vietnam’s sovereignty over this archipelago, running counter to the agreement on fundamental principles guiding the settlement of sea issues between Vietnam and China and the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC), as well as complicating the situation which is detrimental to the maintenance of peaceful, stable, and cooperative environment in the East Sea, the official emphasized.

“Vietnam asks China to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos without repeating the above said activity and conducting others which increase tension and complicate the situation in the region,” Hang added.

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