Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Taiwanese leader’s visit to Ba Binh island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty and runs counter to the Taiwanese side’s recent statements hoping to contribute to maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.

The statement was made by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh on January 28 in reply to reporters’ queries on Vietnam’s response to the Taiwanese leader Ma Ying-jeou’s visit to Ba Binh island on the same day.

“Once again, Vietnam confirms that she has a full legal foundation and historical evidence asserting her indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes,” said Binh.

Vietnam resolutely opposes and requests Chinese Taiwan to immediately end its violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty, as well as, not to repeat similar actions, which accelerate tensions and complicate the situation in the East Sea, he added.-VNA