The exhibition would help locals and visitors get broader understanding of the country’s indisputable sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, thus raising their sense of responsibility for protecting the national sea and island sovereignty.

At the opening ceremony 
The exhibits include copies of documents written in Han (classical Chinese), Nom (Vietnamese ideographic script), Vietnamese and French, which were issued by the Vietnamese feudal dynasties and French administrations in Indochina from the 17th century to the early 20th century.

Especially, the four atlas collections and 30 maps published by Chinese feudal dynasties have proved that China has had no connection with the two archipelagoes while various versions of administrative documents and many pictures issued between 1954-1975 reflecting exercises of Vietnamese forces and people to control and safeguard the two archipelagos are also on display.

The same day, the Ministry of Information and Communications organized training courses on sea and island information population for officers of agencies and units under the Naval Region 2 Command.

The exhibition runs till May 16.

Translated by Lam Anh