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Vietnam opposes Taiwan’s violations of sovereignty

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 22:00 GMT+7

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Luong Thanh Nghi Thursday opposed Taiwan’s plan of conducting a live-ammunition drill on Ba Binh island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago, saying that the act seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty.

Nghi made the statement in answering reporters’ questions on Vietnam’s reactions to Taiwan’s August 20 announcement of its drill in coming September at a regular press briefing of Vietnam ’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He said: “We protests Taiwan’s plan. Taiwan ’s plan of the live-ammunition drill on Ba Binh island of Vietnam’s Truong Sa archipelago seriously violates Vietnam’s sovereignty, threatening peace, stability, security and maritime safety, causing tensions, and complicating the situation in the East Sea .

“We request Taiwan immediately cancel this plan,” he stressed.

VNA

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