People in the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien have been given a chance to learn more about the national sovereignty off the coast of their homeland through an exhibition at the Dien Bien Phu Victory Museum.

The event, starting from June 4, features 50 maps, six of which were drawn by Vietnam in the 15 th century and 25 of which hailed from western and other Southeast Asian countries in the same era.

Nineteen maps drawn and issued by China in the 20 th century have also been put on display.

All the maps depict Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos as under Vietnam’s sovereignty.

The month-long event also showcases nearly 100 photos capturing activities of Dien Bien agencies and people in support of the country’s sea and island areas.

Director of the museum Vu Nam Hai said besides imparting sovereignty knowledge to visitors, the exhibition also aims to infuse the young generation with patriotism and determination to safeguard the country’s territory.-VNA