Ba Binh island - part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago (Source: scmp.com)
Hanoi, (VNA) – Vietnam requests that Taiwan (China) immediately end its actions that violate Vietnam’s sovereignty and not to repeat such violations, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Hai Binh on December 13.

The spokesperson made the demand after Taiwanese officials attended a so-called inaugural ceremony of several facilities on Ba Binh island - part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago – on December 12.

“Vietnam has sufficient legal grounds and historical evidence to prove its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagoes,” the spokesperson affirmed, adding that all activities of any side in those areas without Vietnam’s consent are illegal and void.

He stressed that Taiwan has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty, caused tensions and complicated the situation in the East Sea when it sent officials to Ba Binh island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago and declared to put into operation a number of facilities on the island, in disregard of the concerns of Vietnam, other countries and the international community.

Vietnam resolutely opposes these acts, the spokesperson said.-VNA