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Aviation authority asks China to end sovereignty violations

Update: January, 11/2016 - 08:21
The Vietnamese aviation authority asserted that the actions of Chinese aircrafts have posed serious threats to international flight routes crossing the East Sea, which were established by the ICAO and relevant countries, and affected the operations of air traffic controllers at the Ho Chi Minh FIR. — Photo vtv

HA NOI (VNS) — The CAAV has called on China to immediately end actions that violate Viet Nam's sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, refrain from repeating similar actions and respect the relevant regulations of international law.

In its letter to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) on Friday, the CAAV reiterated an official diplomatic note made by the Foreign Ministry protesting China's violations of Viet Nam's sovereignty over the archipelago as well as Chinese airplanes' operations that threaten security, safety and freedom of aviation and navigation in the East Sea.

On the same day, in addition to a letter sent to the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the CAAV also issued notices to aviation authorities of ICAO member nations as well as to the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Association (IFALPA), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Association (IFATCA) and over 100 international carriers that offer regular services within the Ho Chi Minh Flight Information Region (FIR) to urge them to protest China's flights that have threatened Viet Nam's aviation safety.

The Vietnamese aviation authority asserted that the actions of Chinese aircrafts have posed serious threats to international flight routes crossing the East Sea, which were established by the ICAO and relevant countries, and affected the operations of air traffic controllers at the Ho Chi Minh FIR.

Between January 1 and early January 8, the Chinese side conducted 46 flights to the Ho Chi Minh FIR. — VNS

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