Vietnam reasserts sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 20:47:00 Print

Thi Tu island captured in late 2018 (Source: AMTI)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam has sufficient legal grounds and historical
evidence affirming its sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa
(Paracel) archipelagos, foreign ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang has affirmed.

Hang made the statement
on March 14 in response to reporters’ queries over Vietnam’s reaction to recent
developments on Truong Sa archipelago’s Thi Tu island.

While seeking peaceful
solutions to disputes in the East Sea on the basis of international law and to
facilitate negotiations on a Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC), related
parties should absolutely obey the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the
East Sea (DOC), especially regulations on self-restraining and avoiding behaviours
that complicate and escalate disputes, she said.

The parties involved
should also be responsible and have practical and positive contributions to
peace and stability in the region, Hang added.–VNA 


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