January 11, 2017 | 21:02 (GMT+7)
New map presented to Hoang Sa island district
PANO – President of the Institute for Vietnamese Culture & Education (IVCE), Tran Thang, has presented the Partie de la Cochichine map to the Hoang Sa island district People’s Committee on January 10.
Vo Ngoc Dong, Chairman of the Hoang Sa island district People’s Committee received the map from Mr. Tran Thang
The map, drawn by Philippe Vandermaelen, the founder of the Royal Belgium Society of Geography, demonstrates Vietnam’s coastline stretching from the 12th
parallel (in the area of Khanh Hoa province) to the 16th
parallel (Quang Nam province now); and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago between the 14th
latitudes, and from the 109th
Vo Ngoc Dong, Chairman of the Hoang Sa island district People’s Committee thanked Mr. Tran Thang for the meaningful gift, saying that the map and other things, collected by Thang, will enrich the store of documents and objects confirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa archipelago, he added.
Translated by Hong Thanh