The exhibition “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa – Historical Evidence” was opened in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on January 6.

This is the fifth time the exhibition has opened to the public after its success in Ha Tinh and Thai Nguyen provinces, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

The event features documents, items and almost 150 maps from researchers and scholars, both Vietnamese and foreigners, on Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

Visitors can examine copies of ancient Chinese, Vietnamese and French language documents from the 17th to early 20th century, 20 official documents of the Nguyen dynasty, as well as administrative documents issued from 1975 to date affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelagos.

On display are four atlases and 30 maps issued by Chinese governments showing that the country has nothing related to Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.

The exhibition aims to raise public awareness of protecting the national sovereignty and strengthen solidarity between ethnic groups in Dak Lak province and Vietnamese people living in and outside the country concerning the country’s sovereignty claim over the archipelagos.

It will runs until January 12 before touring other localities in the Central Highlands.-VNA