April 13, 2017 | 21:26 (GMT+7)
Exhibition on Truong Sa, Hoang Sa archipelagos opens in Ha Tinh
PANO - The Department of Information and Communications of Ha Tinh province in collaboration with the People's Committee of Duc Tho district on April 12 opened a three-day exhibition titled “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) - Legal and historical evidence" at the Center of Culture, Information, Sports and Tourism of Duc Tho district, Ha Tinh province.
Visitors at the exhibition
The exhibition displays documents in the Han (ancient Chinese) - Nom (ancient Vietnamese) scripts, Vietnamese and French languages issued by Vietnam’s feudal dynasties and the French administration in Indochina dated between the 17th century and the 20th; official documents of the Nguyen Dynasty (from King Gia Long to King Bao Dai) on the administrative management, establishment, operation and protection of Vietnam’s sovereignty over its two archipelagos named Hoang Sa and Truong Sa; and other administrative documents issued in the period of 1954-1975, affirming Vietnam’s administrative management, defense of sovereignty and legal exercise of Vietnam's sovereignty over and the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos and other seas and waters in Vietnam’s territory.
Impressively, a number of publications, photos and documents on exercising Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos from 1903 are also displayed.
The exhibition, part of the national patriotism education activities, was a strong affirmation of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos and aimed to raise responsibility of Vietnamese people from all walks of life for the national construction and protection cause.
Translated by Nhat Hang