Historical evidence confirms Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa

Tuesday, 2014-08-26 10:33:44
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Visitors at the exhibition (VNA)
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Nhan Dan – An exhibition featuring historical maps, documents and photographs affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos opened at Hung Vuong museum in the northern province of Phu Tho on August 25.

Entitled ‘Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa - Historical Evidence’, the exhibition showcased over 120 maps published in Vietnam, China, and Western countries from the 17th century onwards, which all affirmed Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.

The highlight of the exhibition is a display of a number of royal documents formulated by Vietnamese feudal regimes from the 17th to early 20th centuries. Prominent among them is a collection of 19 Nguyen dynasty administrative documents and 60 maps, announced by Vietnam, Western countries and China, recognising the fact.

The exhibition, organised by the provincial Department of Information and Communications, is also expected to raise awareness among people, especially youth, about Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos, as well as the importance of protecting the national sea and island sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The exhibition runs until August 27.