HÀ NỘI – China’s construction and opening of a cinema on Phú Lâm island in Việt Nam’s Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago violates Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the archipelago, said Vietnamese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng.
Hằng made the statement yesterday in response to reporters’ queries about Việt Nam’s reaction to Chinese activities on Phú Lâm island.
“Việt Nam has full legal foundation and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos,” she said.
"China’s actions violate international law and cannot change Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the archipelagos," she affirmed.
"Việt Nam objects to China’s building and opening of the cinema and requests the country not to repeat similar actions," the spokesperson stated.
FM spokesperson: Việt Nam deeply concerned about DPRK’s missile launch
Việt Nam is deeply concerned about the launch of an inter-continental ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on July 28, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng.
She made the statement in Hà Nội yesterday in response to reporters’ queries about Việt Nam’s reaction to the missile launch, saying that the act seriously violates relevant resolutions by the United Nations Security Council and increases tension in the region.
Việt Nam consistently supports every effort to promote dialogue and maintain peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula, and urges parties concerned to seriously abide by relevant resolutions adopted by the United Nations Security Council and take practical and constructive action to contribute to maintaining peace, security and stability in the region and the world, the spokesperson said.-VNS