Visitors at the exhibition. Photo: baothanhhoa.vn
On display are documents, items and nearly 100 maps related to Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. The exhibits showed how the country has asserted, exercises and protected its sovereignty over the two archipelagos through its history. 

The event aims to raise the community's awareness of the importance of Vietnam’s seas and islands as well as citizens’ responsibility for protecting the country’s maritime sovereignty among local residents, especially young people. 

The exhibition will run till February 5.

Translated by Song Anh