An exhibition entitled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa – Historical Evidence” kicked off in the northern province of Thai Nguyen on October 26, aiming to raise the awareness and solidarity of Vietnamese people, especially the youth, about the nation’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

The exhibition features 150 maps and various historical documents which were collected by domestic and international researchers and scholars, improving visitors’ access to the historical and legal evidence that proves that Vietnam has ruled Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes for many centuries.

On display are documents in Vietnamese, Chinese and the French language dating from the 17th to the 20th century, along with 95 maps published by Vietnam, several Western countries and China from the 16th century until now.

One section of the exhibition depicts the economic and socio-cultural development of the two archipelagoes in the course of the countrty’s industrialisation and modernisation.

The exhibition will run until November 4.-VNA