Visitors at the exhibition (Source: VNA)

Bac Lieu (VNA) – An exhibition titled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa – Historical and Legal Evidence” displaying maps and documentation on the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened at the provincial Cultural Centre in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu on April 5.

The exhibits, including documents, objects, publications and nearly 100 maps belong to many local and international scholars.

Among the exhibits are four atlases officially published by the Chinese governments through historical periods defining Hainan Island as China ’s southernmost point.

The exhibition shows that Vietnam has explored and exercised sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands in the East Sea . It has been a continuous and long process and has been recorded in many historic materials that belong to Vietnam and other countries – especially documentation and maps drawn and published from the 16th century to present day.

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

The event runs until April 9.-VNA