Visitors at the exhibition held in Ninh Thuan province. (Source: VNA)

Exhibits affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are being showcased in Nui Thanh district in the central coastal province of Quang Nam from October 27.

Documents issued between the 17th and 20th centuries, including a crucial collection of imperial records from the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), are on display.

Some 95 maps and four atlases at the event also record the process of establishing, exercising and staking out border markers on the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa islands.

Notably, 102 publications in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Dutch also provide strong evidence that Hoang Sa and Truong Sa belong to Vietnam.

Relic sites, the “Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa” (Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa soldiers) and the livelihoods of people on Truong Sa archipelago are also featured through photos and images.

The exhibition aims to raise the public’s awareness, and encourage Vietnamese nationals to protect and affirm national territory.-VNA