Documents on Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibited in Ha Nam

Maps, documents and publications on Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are on display in the Red river delta province of Ha Nam.

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The exhibition, opened on November 4, aims to provide the public with historical and legal evidence affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes. 

The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the provincial People’s Committee. 

On display are numerous documents in Nom (old Vietnamese writing using Chinese characters), French and modern Vietnamese, issued from the 17th to the outset of the 20th century by the Vietnamese feudal states and the French government in Indochina (on behalf of the then Vietnamese state). 

Many publications, documents and studies published between the 18th and 19th centuries by domestic and foreign researchers and scholars prove Vietnam’s continuous exercise and defence its sea and island sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa. 

The event also introduces 65 maps and publications, including those announced by the West and foreign scholars, proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the islands. Meanwhile, the exhibited photos and documents reflect the socio-economic and cultural development of Truong Sa island district in the nation’s industrialisation and modernisation process. 

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Dai Thang said the event helps the community, especially young people, gain a deeper understanding about Vietnam’s history, and raise the public awareness of firmly safeguarding the country’s sacred sea and island sovereignty. 

The exhibition is opened to the public until November 8.


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