Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition comes to Hoa Binh hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Hoa Binh (VNA) – A collection of objects and documents affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are being on display in Lac Thuy district, the northern province of Hoa Binh.

The exhibits include 171 documents in Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script) issued by Vietnamese feudal states from the 16th to 19th century, particularly those from the Nguyen Dynasty, which showed Vietnam early established and exercised sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.

Administrative documents issued between 1954 and 1975 under the South Vietnam Government at the time also affirmed the country’s establishment, exercise and protection of its sovereignty over the archipelagos.

The exhibition features 65 maps certifying that the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos belong to Vietnam, published by Western nations since the 17th century.

The event lasts until April 14.-VNA