HCMC – Vietnam has repeatedly reiterated that the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are inseparable parts of its territory, said Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to object to China’s recent move over Hoang Sa.
Hang made the statement at a regular press briefing held today, August 20, in response to reporters’ inquiries regarding Vietnam’s stance about China deploying an H-6J bomber to Phu Lam Island in the Hoang Sa archipelago early this month.
Vietnam has sufficient historical and legal evidence of its sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa in line with international law, the spokeswoman said.
She added that the deployment of weaponry as well as fighter aircraft to Hoang Sa not only violates Vietnam’s sovereignty but also further exacerbates the situation in the East Sea.
“We call on involved parties to make responsible contributions to maintaining peace, stability, and security in the East Sea,” the official stated.