Vice Spokesperson of the Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Tra

The Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Vice Spokesperson Nguyen Phuong Tra made the statement during a regular press conference in Hanoi on November 22, adding that Vietnam has sufficient legal basis and historic evidence affirming its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos in accordance with international law.

Taiwan’s continuation of live-fire drills in the waters around Ba Binh island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago despite Vietnam’s opposition is a serious violation of Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over the archipelago, posing a threat to peace, stability, maritime security and safety, as well as causing tension and complicating the situation in the East Sea, she stressed.

Source: VNA