Visitors of the exhibition (Photo: VNA)
 
Thanh Hoa (VNA) - An exhibition titled “Hoang Sa, Truong Sa belong to Vietnam – Historical evidence” opened in the mountainous district of Lang Chanh, the north central province of Thanh Hoa, on March 17.

On display are more than 200 items, documents and maps related to Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

The exhibited materials are in Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script), Vietnamese and French languages issued by Vietnamese feudal states, the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state), and other foreign states.  

The exhibits showed how the country had continually asserted, exercised and protected its sovereignty over the two archipelagos through history.

The event aims to raise awareness of the importance of Vietnam’s sea and islands and citizens’ responsibility in safeguarding the country’s sea and island sovereignty among local residents, especially young people.

The exhibition welcomes visitors through March 20 and will come to other localities of Thanh Hoa province.-VNA