Exhibition on Hoang Sa, Truong Sa held
10:20 | 10/11/2017

VGP - An exhibition affirming Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos is taking place in Ha Noi.

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The event, was co-organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Titled “Viet Nam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa – Historical and Legal Evidence”, the event aims to affirm the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

On display are documents, items, publications and nearly 100 maps published by domestic and international researchers and scholars, including materials in Chinese, Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), modern Vietnamese and French issued from the 17th to the 20th century by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state) proving Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos as well as the country’s exercise of sovereignty over the islands.

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

They all showed the assertion, exercise and protection of Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

The exhibition also showcases publications and studies by domestic and foreign scholars, including the atlas Universel compiled by Belgian geographer Philippe Vandermaelen in 1827.

The event aims to raise public awareness of protecting the country’s sea and island sovereignty among local people.

                                                                                                            By Vien Nhu

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