Vietnam objects to Taiwan’s live-fire drill on Ba Binh Island

VOV.VN - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has voiced Vietnam’s strong opposition to Taiwan (China)’s live-fire drill around Ba Binh (Itu Aba) island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, asking it not to repeat similar actions in the future.

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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang
In reply to reporters’ question about Vietnam’s reaction to Taiwan’s live-fire exercise on Ba Binh island on March 21, the official said Vietnam has sufficient legal foundation and historical evidence testifying to its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos in line with international law. 

Taiwan’s live-fire drills in the sea area surrounding Ba Binh Island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago for many times regardless of Vietnam’s opposition, seriously violated Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over this archipelago, threatening peace, stability, safety, and security of navigation, causing tensions and complicated the situation in the East Sea, she said.

“Once again, Vietnam resolutely objects and requests Taiwan not to repeat similar actions,” the spokesperson added.