More than 60 photos highlighting Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa achipelagoes from the 15 th century are on display at an exhibition which opened in Hoi An ancient city of central Quang Nam province on December 25.

The photos feature old maps, documents and writings, including a collection of stamps on Hoang Sa fleet in 17th -18th centuries by painter Tran Luong, completed geographies of provinces under the Qing dynasty and confidential mission orders by the Saigon regime.

According to the organisers, the exhibition offers an opportunity for Vietnamese people, especially young generations, and foreign visitors to understand more about Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over the two archipelagoes, and aims to call on international friends to work with Vietnam to maintain stability in the East Sea and the region.

Deputy Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Van Dung said that in 2013, the city will hold a series of similar exhibitions to affirm the country’s position and role in establishing its sovereignty over Truong Sa and Hoang Sa archipelagoes.

The exhibition will remain open until January 3, 2013. -VNA