Spokesperson answers query on Chinese ships’ exit from Vietnamese waters

October 25, 2019 – Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng on Friday once again stressed Việt Nam’s request that relevant parties not repeat violations of the country’s waters while answering reporters’ question regarding a group of Chinese ships’ withdrawal from Việt Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf.

Responding to a question about the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 and its escort ships’ exit from Việt Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, the spokesperson noted Việt Nam had repeatedly stated that all activities that are not permitted by the Vietnamese Government in the Vietnamese waters designated in line with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea violate the country’s sovereign rights and jurisdiction.

Việt Nam demanded all relevant parties respect its sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction and not repeat violations, she added.