Taiwan’s move to launch live firing on Ba Binh island, part of Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, is a serious violation of Vietnam’s territorial sovereignty, threatening peace, stability, maritime security and safety, and further complicating the East Sea issue, the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh said in Hanoi on November 3.

The statement was made in response to reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s position on Taiwan’s notice of live firing from November 3-4.

Vietnam firmly opposes the act and demands that Taiwan immediately put an end to the illegitimate act and prevent similar occurrences, he said, adding that Vietnam has sufficient legal and historical evidence to prove its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa archipelagos.-VNA