The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) has assigned Vietnamese representative agencies in China to work urgently with relevant agencies of China and Guangxi Province to verify information related to an incident where three Vietnamese women were killed in Guangxi Province.
MOFA spokesperson Le Hai Binh made this statement during the ministry’s regular press conference on July 24 in Hanoi when answering a reporter’s question on the incident that happened on July 23 in Guangxi Province, China killing three Vietnamese women and injuring two others. Immediately after being informed, the Vietnamese representative agencies set to work with Chinese agencies to identify the victims' personal information, offer prompt medical treatment to the injured and make funeral arrangements, Binh added.
On July 23, the Consulate General of Vietnam in Nanning promptly worked with relevant agencies of Guangxi Province to ask for all immediate medical attention for the two injured women and a prompt investigation, Binh said.
Binh also said that on July 24, the Director General of Consular Department of the MOFA met with the Chinese Deputy Head of Mission in Hanoi to discuss the matter.
Responding to a question on the information that Finland has seized a container of military equipment from Vietnam to Ukraine, Binh said that according to Vietnamese relevant agencies, the container of military equipment was on the way to Ukraine for reparation and maintenance in the framework of traditional defence co-operation between Vietnam and Ukraine.
The action is totally normal in accordance with international law and practices and Vietnamese relevant agencies are working with all sides to resolve arising matters related to custom procedures for the transit in Finland, Binh added.
Regarding Vietnam’s stance to China’s creek canalisation in Duy Mong island of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago of Vietnam, Binh affirmed that Vietnam has claimed its indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos and all activities of China in the two archipelagos are illegal and invalid.
Binh also informed the press about several external affairs of Vietnam in future.