Vietnam asks Taiwan to stop lighthouse construction hinh anh 1Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh (Source: VNA)
Vietnam resolutely opposes Taiwan’s construction of an illegal lighthouse in Ba Binh Island, part of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, said the Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Le Hai Binh.

The spokesman was responding to reporters’ questions on the move by Taiwan (China) in Hanoi on August 24.

Binh said that the construction seriously violated Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago, adding that it caused strain and had complicated the situation in the East Sea.

“Vietnam has full legal basic and historical evidence to claim its non-controversial sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos,” he said.

“All foreign-related activities in the water areas without Vietnam’s permission are illegal and valueless,” he said.

“Vietnam demands that Taiwan must immediately stop the wrongful action and not undertake such activities again,” he stressed.-VNA