Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: baomoi.com)
 
Quang Nam (VNA) - An exhibition displaying maps and documents about Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, on April 21.

On display are some 150 maps and photos as well as four atlas published in different years by Vietnam and other countries.

The four-day event also features 19 imperial records by the Nguyen Dynasty, 23 ancient documents and publications as well other documents in foreign languages, affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos and other sea and island areas in the East Sea.

The exhibition is hoped to help locals and visitors get deeper understanding of the country’s indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa, thus raising their awareness, solidarity and responsibility of protecting the national sea and island sovereignty, said Nguyen Van Son, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoi An City.

On this occasion, thousands of books under various categories ranging from literature to the economy and publications are on displayed at the Vietnam Book Day corner.

It aims to encourage and develop reading culture in the community while appreciating efforts of those who are involved in book publishing such as book collectors, writers, publishers and distributors.

The same day, an exhibition on historical and legal evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos began in the northern province of Hung Yen.

Besides, the province organised Vietnam Book Day with the display of 200 publications, magazines and documents on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.-VNA