China said that Vietnam and Rosneft illegally drilled in the South China sea

© AP Photo / Pool Photo/Ritchie B. Topolino China sea. Archival photoChina said that Vietnam and Rosneft illegally drilled in the South China sea© AP Photo / Pool Photo/Ritchie B. Tongo

Foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Lu Kan, commenting on the message about the beginning of the drilling company Rosneft Vietnam in the South China sea, said that these territories are under the sovereignty of China, and called on the parties to respect the sovereignty of the country.

Earlier «Rosneft» has informed that the Rosneft Vietnam B. V. as part of the development of Block 06.1 offshore Vietnam, has started drilling development well LD-3P (field Lan Do).

«We paid attention to those messages. I want to repeat here that any state, any organization, any company or individual may, without permission of the Chinese authorities to conduct intelligence activities in the waters under China’s sovereignty. We urge the parties concerned properly to respect China’s sovereignty,» said Lu Kang at the briefing.

He also urged the parties to refrain from actions «that can affect not only bilateral relations but also for peace and stability in the region.»

When asked whether China believes the drilling area as its territory, Lou Kahn in an interview with RIA Novosti said that «very clearly told you in his answer.»