‘Stop lighthouse' VN tells Taiwan

Update: August, 25/2015 - 10:07
Foreign ministry spokesman, Le Hai Binh. — File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam resolutely opposes the construction by Taiwan of an illegal lighthouse in Ba Binh Island, part of Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, said the foreign ministry spokesman, Le Hai Binh.

The spokesman was responding to reporters' questions in Ha Noi yesterday.

Binh said that the construction seriously violated Viet Nam's territorial sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago, adding that it caused strain and had complicated the situation in the East Sea (South China Sea).

"Viet Nam has full legal basis and historic 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 Viet Nam's permission are illegal and valueless," he said.

"Viet Nam demands that Taiwan must immediately stop the wrongful action and not undertake such activity again," he stressed. — VNS