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Remarks by FM Spokesman Le Hai Binh on 4th May 2014
05-16-2014, 06:57 am

In response to questions from the media concerning a maritime notice issued by the China Maritime Safety Administration on May 3rd announcing that drilling rig HD-981 would be operating at the location of 15o29’58” north latitude, 111o12’06” east longitude from May 2nd to August 15, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said:

The location that the drilling rig HD-981 operates as stated in the China Maritime Safety Administration’s notice is undeniably within Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, just about 130 nautical miles from its coast.

Viet Nam has sufficient historical evidence and legal bases to assert its sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa Archipelagoes as well as the sovereign rights and national jurisdiction over its exclusive economic zone and continental shelf in accordance with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Viet Nam resolutely protests any activity conducted by foreign countries in its waters without permission. Such an activity is illegal and void.



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