Maps prove Vietnam's Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos (Source: petrotimes.vn)
Tra Vinh (VNA) - Maps, documents and publications on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos are on display in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh.

The exhibition, opened on June 24, aims to provide the public with historical and legal evidence attesting Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

The event is being jointly organised by the Ministry of Information and Communication and the provincial People’s Committee.

On display are numerous documents and around 60 maps in Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), French and modern Vietnamese, issued from the 17th to the outset of the 20th century by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state).

The event runs until June 28. All exhibits will be given to the locality after the exhibition.

This exhibition has been organised in numerous provinces across the nation, including Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Vinh Phuc, Nghe An, Quang Nam, Binh Duong, and Binh Phuoc.-VNA