Three individuals in Ho Chi Minh City have been awarded certificates of merit for donating precious documents that help protect the nation’s territorial seas and islands.

At the awarding ceremony on December 17, Deputy Head of the National Boundary Commission Tran Duy Hai lauded the donations from Le Hoan Hung in Go Vap district and Mai Thi Phi and Mai Thi Phuong in Binh Thanh district.

According to the official, protecting the territorial seas and islands is the responsibility of all Vietnamese people.

He said he hopes to receive more precious documents relating to the country’s seas and islands territory from collectors across the country.

Collector Le Hoan Hung took the occasion to donate the Indochina Meteorological Annals, published in Hanoi in 1942.

Hung said he hopes to help more people understand about the undeniable territorial rights of Vietnam over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelagos.-VNA