Visitors at the Hoang Sa - Truong Sa exhibition in Quang Tri (Photo: VNA)

Quang Tri (VNA) – The central province of Quang Tri marked World Oceans Day (June 8) on Cua Tung beach with the opening of a mobile exhibition on historical and legal evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The exhibits include a large number of maps, documents and photos of different periods, which were collected by international and domestic researchers.

The materials demonstrate Vietnam’s continuous exercise of sovereignty over and safeguarding of the archipelagos, rejecting China’s distorted versions of history.

The same day, the province held a meeting in response to the World Oceans Day and the Vietnam Sea and Islands Week 2017.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of Quang Tri People’s Committee Ha Sy Dong said the Vietnam sea and islands week, themed “for future of next generations”, sends out an appeal for communal efforts in protecting the marine environment.

During the week, local authorities and agencies will hold communications campaigns on policies and laws on sea and islands, and the role and potential of sea and islands in national development.-VNA