Vietnam on August 23 demanded that Taiwan (China) immediately cease all live-fire drills on Ba Binh (Itu Aba) Island in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and refrain from such actions in the future.
During a regular press conference on August 23, Vice Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Tra also stressed that Vietnam once again resolutely opposes those actions.
|Vice Spokesperson of the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Phuong Tra
The official was answering queries from reporters on Vietnam’s reaction to Taiwan’s recent live-fire drills.
Taiwan’s continuation of live-fire drills on Ba Binh Island in Truong Sa archipelago – where Vietnam has legal basis and historic evidence to affirm its sovereignty – has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty, threatened navigation and aviation security and safety in the region, caused tensions, and complicated the situation, she stated.