Young soldiers look at photos at the exhibition. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition titled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa – Historical and Legal Evidence” displaying maps and documentation on the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes opened at the B52 Victory Museum in Hanoi on November 20.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the High Command of Capital Hanoi, is part of a public communication campaign to affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelago area.

It helps keep alive patriotic traditions, national unity and a sense of responsibility for Vietnamese generations. It also raises awareness among sectors and people from all walks of life and armed forces in the construction and protection of the country.

The documentation, documents, objects, publications and nearly 100 maps on display at the exhibition belong to many local and international scholars.

The exhibition shows that Vietnam has explored and exercised sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands, and other islands in Vietnam’s territory. It has been a continuous, long and peaceful process and has been recorded in many historic materials that belong to Vietnam and other countries – especially documentation and maps drawn and published from the 16th century to present day.

The MIC has organised more than 40 exhibitions on the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.-VNA