An exhibition of 400 documents and photos depicting Vietnamese sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes opened on July 15 in Hue city.

The exhibits are grouped under several headings, including Spratly Islands and Paracel Islands Belong to Vietnam, Determination to Protect the Country's Sovereignty, and Fishing on Spratly and Paracel seas by Vietnamese fishermen.

According to organisers, the exhibition is to publicly display proof of Vietnamese sovereignty over the islands and seas.

The documents and photos are strong legal and historical evidence, proving that Vietnam had confirmed its administration and sovereignty over the archipelagoes.

The exhibition also displays maps printed by international publishers showing that Hainan Island was the southern most end of Chinese territory.

Similar exhibitions have been held in Da Nang, Quang Ngai and Ly Son island.

The exhibition in the former royal capital city of Hue was held by local Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and will run until the end of this month.-VNA