Vice spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang (Photo: thanhnien.vn)

Answering a reporter's query on Vietnam’s reaction to Taiwan’s announcement of its live-fire drills, Hang said Vietnam has repeatedly affirmed that the exercises seriously violate the country’s territorial sovereignty over Truong Sa, threaten peace, stability, safety, and security of navigation, and complicates the situation in the East Sea (South China Sea).

Vietnam demands that Taiwan not repeat such violations in the future, she stressed.

Source: VNA