VN reaffirms sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago
09:19 | 09/05/2017

VGP - Viet Nam has repeatedly asserted that it has sufficient legal ground and historical evidence affirming its sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, stated Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang.

 Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang

She made the statement in Ha Noi on May 8 in response to reporters’ queries about Viet Nam’s response to the recent visit to Truong Sa archipelago’s Thi Tu island by Philippine Defence Secretary Eduardo Ano along with Philippine and foreign reporters. 

Viet Nam asks parties concerned to respect Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa archipelago, fully and seriously implement the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, exercise restraint and refrain from actions that cause tension and further complicate the situation, and settle disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law, she said./. - VNA
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