Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Le Thi Thu Hang – Photo: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN
On April 29, answering a reporter’s question about Vietnam’s reaction to China’s issuance of a three-month fishing ban in Vietnam. East Seaincluding Vietnam’s waters, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang saidVietnam’s stance on China’s fishing ban in the South China Sea has been consistent and well established over the years.
Accordingly, part of the scope of the fishing ban violates Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel Islands, and Vietnam’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction are determined under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The Law of the Sea in 1982, the Agreement on the delimitation of the Gulf of Tonkin between Vietnam and China signed in 2000, “emphasized Ms. Hang.
A spokesman for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Vietnam requires China to respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel Islands, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over Vietnam’s seas when implementing measures to conservation of biological resources in the East Sea area, without complicating the situation, contributing to maintaining peace, stability and order in the East Sea area.
Previously, China introduced a ban on summer fishing starting from May 1 and lasting for 3 months. The fishing ban area is located in the sea north of 16th latitude in the East Sea, including part of the Gulf of Tonkin and Hoang Sa archipelago under Vietnam’s sovereignty.
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