Speaking at the event, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Xuan Huy said the Vietnamese State has long established, exercised and defended its national sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes and other islands and territorial waters in the East Sea since the monarchy time.

Exhibition on Hoang Sa, Truong Sa held in Ha Nam province. Photo for illustration 

It is a long-term and continuous historical process written in history of Vietnam and other countries worldwide, including China, he said.

The exhibited materials and photos affirm Vietnam’s sovereignty as well as its sovereign and jurisdiction rights over territorial waters, continental shelf and exclusive economic zone of Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes, Huy added.

On showcase are more than 200 photos, documentaries and documents, including those issued by the Vietnamese feudal regime from the 17th to 20th century and others written in ancient Chinese, French and Vietnamese languages, maps and atlases, asserting Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

Photos depicting activities of soldiers and people on Hoang Sa and Truong Sa islands, and contributions of the provincial Party Organization and local residents to the country’s seas and islands have been also displayed.

Source: VNA