|A collection of maps displays at Da Nang Museum on the Weeks of Islands and Sea of Viet Nam. Maps, which collected from Viet Nam and other countries in the world, indicate that Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) belong to Viet Nam. — Photos Cong Thanh
DA NANG (VNS) — The Ministry of Information and Communication has delivered a documentation collection, ‘Map Exhibition of Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) of Viet Nam – Historical and Legal Evidence,' to the navy force.
The collection, which was handed over to the Command of Navy Zone 3, includes 132 maps and documents, of which 60 maps of Viet Nam, China, and some western countries published from the 16th century confirm Viet Nam's sovereignty on the two archipelagos.
It also comprises 20 records of the royal Nguyen dynasty (1802-45); six written in Han (Chinese script) and 14 documents from the French colonial period, stating that Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) belong to Viet Nam.
Vice minister Truong Minh Tuan said the collection will help Navy Zone 3 promote all communication on the protection of Viet Nam's sea and island sovereignty.
A training course on sea, island, and foreign affairs communication was also held for 200 youths from 63 provinces and cities in the central city on Thursday.
The city has managed to gather a comprehensive collection of 95 maps published between 1626 and 1980, 10 of which indicate that Paracel and Spratly archipelagos belong to Viet Nam.
Meanwhile, as scheduled, the Hoang Sa Museum will be built on the Son Tra Peninsula later this year. — VNS