VN asks China to clarify incident in Guangxi
08:11 | 25/07/2014

VGP - Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh had asked the Chinese side to clarify the incident on July 23, 2014 in Guangxi that caused the death of three Vietnamese women and injured two others.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh

He made the request on July 24 at a regular press conference where he announced a number of Viet Nam’s upcoming diplomatic activities  and answered some questions raised by Vietnamese and foreign reporters.

Mr. Binh revealed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs directed Vietnamese representative agencies in China to work with Chinese functional agencies to clarify the case and provide treatment to the injured as well as services for the deceased.

On July 23, the Vietnamese Consulate General in Nanning quickly communicated with functional agencies in Guangxi on the treatment for injured people ones and investigation into the case.

On July 24, the head of the Consular Department met with the Chinese Deputy Ambassador to Viet Nam in Ha Noi to discuss this issue.

When asked about the information that Finland has seized a consignment of military equipment from Viet Nam to Ukraine, Mr. Binh said that the  equipment were meant for mending and repairing within the framework of the national defense cooperation between Viet Nam and Ukraine. This activity is taken in compliance with international law and practices.

Currently, the Vietnamese agencies are working with other related sides to deal with arising issues on customs procedures when transitting in Finland.

On  Viet Nam’s reaction to China’s dredging of narrow passages on Drummond Island in Viet Nam's Hoang Sa archipelago, FM Spokesman Binh confirmed that Viet Nam has many time asserts its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel Islands) and Truong Sa (Spratly Islands) and all activities conducted by China on the two islands are illegal and void. 

By Thuy Dung


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