Provincial house confirms sovereignty over East Sea islands

The legislature of Khanh Hoa Province is set to pass a resolution asserting Vietnam’s claim over the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Sea at its session Wednesday.

The chairman of the people’s council, Mai Truc, said the resolution would also object to the Chinese parliament’s recent ratification of a plan to create a symbolic administrative region called Sansha to manage three archipelagos, two of them belonging to Vietnam, Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa.

Truong Sa District belongs to Khanh Hoa Province and comprises Truong Sa Town and the two communes of Song Tu Tay and Sinh Ton.

The people’s council of neighboring Da Nang City issued a resolution affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa during a sitting earlier this month.

The resolution said Hoang Sa was a district belonging to Da Nang.

Reported by Xuan Hoa