Vietnam asks World Meteorological Organization to remove ‘nine-dash line’

Vietnam has asked the World Meteorological Organization to respect its sovereignty in the East Sea by removing China’s infamous “nine-dash line.”

The Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang said at a press meet Thursday that “Vietnam has repeatedly dismissed the so-called nine-dash line as well as other maritime statements that go against international laws and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1982).”

She said countries and organizations must “remove and edit unsuitable content” that violates Vietnam’s sovereignty.

All forms of propaganda and distribution of content and images that violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracels) islands, as well as Vietnam’s jurisdiction over the relevent waters, are “invalid,” she said.

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