Documents and artefacts showing late President Ho Chi Minh’s viewpoints on safeguarding the national sea and island sovereignty are being on display at an exhibition opened in Hanoi on July 22.

The late President once gave special attention to building people-based forces to defend the country’s sea and island sovereignty.

The event at the Ho Chi Minh Museum is also showing letters and articles written by the late leader that convey his sentiments towards naval officers and islanders.

Among some 200 exhibits are maps that testify Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

Some were published by Vietnam’s feudal dynasties in the past, while others were drawn by foreigners. All of them include the two archipelagos as part of Vietnam.

The exhibition, which will last until mid-August, also shows Vietnamese people’s cause of protecting the national sovereignty throughout the history.

Also on July 22, a three-day event kicked off in the central province of Nghe An, offering the public a wide range of books, maps along with historical and legal documents affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Sea.-VNA