Answer reporters’ questions about aircraft information Australia get hit by a fighter China harassment in the airspace of the Spratly Islands of VietnamForeign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang at a regular press conference on the afternoon of June 9 stated:
“Vietnam believes that the activities of all countries should be consistent with international law, the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). , does not increase tensions in the region, makes practical contributions to maintaining peace, stability, security, order, cooperation and development of the region and the world.
Once again, Vietnam affirms that it has sufficient legal grounds and historical evidence for its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos, in accordance with international law.
Earlier, on June 5, the Australian Department of Defense said that a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) P-8 maritime reconnaissance aircraft was intercepted by a Chinese J-16 fighter jet while flying. conducting “routine maritime surveillance operations” in international airspace in East Sea.
The incident happened on May 26. According to the Australian side, this action of the Chinese aircraft posed a threat to the safety of the P-8 aircraft and its crew.
Meanwhile, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Tan Kefei denied Australia’s accusations and said that the Canberra government had spread “false information”.
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