Fri. May 27th, 2022

Historical evidence proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa
(Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos was exhibited in the
central province of Quang Ngai on July 1.

Co-organised by the
Ministry of Information and Communications and stakeholders, the event
aims to raise awareness, unity and a sense of responsibility of
Vietnamese people in and outside the country, especially youngsters, in
protecting and affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two
archipelagoes.

On display were copies of ancient maps and
atlases, and documents in traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and French
languages issued by Vietnamese feudal states and the French colonial
empire in Indochina countries from the 17th to the early 20th
century. All declare Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

Notably, the exhibition featured a range of official documents issued
by the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) and the Republic of Vietnam
(1954-1975), showing Vietnam exploited, managed and exercised its
sovereignty over the islands.

Six collections of valuable
atlases, selected and issued by Belgian geographer Philippe Vandermaelen
(1795-1869), also indicate Vietnam’s sovereignty over both
archipelagoes.

At the event, these maps and documents exhibited were presented to Quang Ngai.

They will then be displayed at an exhibition room in Ly Son island district on July 2.-VNA

By vivian