Numerous documents, objects, publications,maps affirming Vietnam's overeignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are displayed at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) 
An Giang (VNA) - An exhibition displaying maps and documents on Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos is underway in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on August 23-27.

On display are numerous documents, objects, publications and nearly 100 maps in Chinese, Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), French and modern Vietnamese collected by local and foreign scholars and researchers.

The exhibition also introduces a collection of 65 maps published by Vietnam and western countries from the 17th century to date, as well as photos and documents on economic, cultural and social development activities of the Truong Sa island district during the country’s industrialisation and modernisation.

These are clear evidence of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelagos.

All exhibits will be given to the provincial People’s Committee after the exhibition.

The event, organised by the province and the Ministry of Information and Communications, helps raise awareness among all Vietnamese people, particularly the younger generation, on patriotism, national unity and a sense of responsibility.-VNA