(Photo for illustration)

Viet spoke of Vietnam’s response to China’s “so-called fishing ban” in the East Sea from May 1 to August 16, at a regular press conference of the Foreign Ministry in Hanoi.

Vietnam’s stance on the ban unilaterally and illegally issued by China is consistent and has been clearly affirmed over the past years, the vice spokesman stressed.

Vietnam requests that China respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over its maritime zones, and do not complicate the situation, contributing to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea, he said.

Source: VNA