Nearly 200 exhibits confirming Vietnam’s sovereignty on the East Sea and over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes are on display at a month-long exhibition that opened in the Mekong delta city of Can Tho on August 26.

The exhibition is to mark the 69 th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2).

The exhibits include photos, maps and documents with the highlight being more than 90 old maps depicting the two archipelagos as part of Vietnam’s territory.

In addition, 120 sets of photos by Vietnam News Agency photo journalists featuring the culture and socio-economic activities of ethnic groups nationwide are also on show at the event.

Similar exhibitions are also being held across the country on the occasion of the National Day.

In the northern province of Ha Nam, the local museum opened a display of over 200 photos and documents, including official documents issued by the Vietnamese feudal states as well as writings in Chinese and French relating to the two archipelagoes.

A highlight of the event was the last letter to his family written by Tran Van Bay, a naval officer from Ha Nam, before he was killed in the battle to defend Gac Ma Island in Truong Sa archipelago in 1988.

Another exhibition on Truong Sa-Hoang Sa was opened in the northern province of Phu Tho on August 25.-VNA