Exhibition on Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa islands hinh anh 1Visitors at the exhibition (Photo: VNA)
Kien Giang (VNA) – A three-day exhibition on historical and legal evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes opened on March 17 in Phu Quoc island district of Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.

The exhibition, jointly held by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the High Command of Coast Guard Zone 4, showcased a large number of documents, items and publications as well as nearly 100 maps published in different periods by international and domestic researchers.

The event also introduced documents in Han and Nom (Chinese characters and ancient Vietnamese scripts) as well as Vietnamese and French issued by feudal dynasties as well as French administration in Indochina between the 17th and 20th centuries, which proved the process of setting up, implementation and protecting of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the archipelagoes.

At the same time, various versions of administrative documents issued between 1954-1975 highlighting the continuous exercise and safeguarding of the archipelagoes are also on display.

Visitors to the exhibition will also have a chance to study various relevant documents and publications published by some western countries in 18th and 19th centuries and a collection of 65 maps issued since the 17th century that certified Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.

The exhibition is expected to help raise awareness, spirit of solidarity, confidence and responsibility of soldiers, officers and locals in Phu Quoc island district in safeguarding the country’s sacred sovereignty over seas and islands.-VNA