Thu. May 19th, 2022

An international seminar spotlighting Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang
Sa ( Paracel) and Truong Sa ( Spratly) archipelagoes will take
place from April 27-29 in Ly Son island district, home to the Hoang Sa
Flotilla, which safeguarded the two archipelagoes hundreds of years ago.

The event will see the participation of about 50
international and Vietnamese overseas scholars, and local lawyers,
researchers, and representatives from relevant ministries, agencies, and
localities, according to the organisers.

It
will touch on an array of issues regarding regulations of international
laws on historical sovereignty, and methods to establish boundary
delimitation and territorial sovereignty which have widely been
recognised by international law, the Hanoi-run newspaper Hanoi Moi
reported on April 22.

The seminar will come up with
legal and historical evidence and documents proving Vietnam ’s
continuous exercise of sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa
archipelagoes in a peaceful manner in line with international law.

In addition, the three-day event will also give time for discussions
on peaceful settlement of territorial disputes in the two archipelagoes
as well as other current issues related to the East Sea .

The seminar, organised by the Quang Ngai provincial People’s Committee
and the local University of Pham Van Dong, coincides with “Le khao le
the linh Hoang Sa” (Hoang Sa Soldier Feast and Commemoration Festival)
in the province from April 25-29.

“Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa”
is a traditional ceremony which has been observed through hundreds
of years by families in Ly Son island to pay tribute to local men
enlisted in the Hoang Sa Flotilla to patrol the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa
archipelagoes to mine natural resources and defend the national island
sovereignty.-VNA

By vivian