March 17, 2017 | 21:29 (GMT+7)
Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition opens in Thanh Hoa
PANO - An exhibition titled “Hoang Sa (Paracel), Truong Sa (Spratly) belong to Vietnam – Historical evidence” opened in Lang Chanh mountain district, the north central province of Thanh Hoa, on March 17.
Visitors at the exhibition. Photo: VNA
On display are more than 200 items, documents and maps related to Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.
Exhibited materials are in Chinese, Nom (ancient Vietnamese script using Chinese characters), modern Vietnamese and French languages issued from the 17th to the 20th centuries by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French Government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state).
The exhibits aimed to raise awareness of the importance of Vietnam’s seas and islands and responsibility in protecting the country’s sovereignty over the seas and islands among local officials and people.
The exhibition will last till March 20 and will be held in other localities of Thanh Hoa province.
Translated by Song Anh