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Flag campaign launched for Trường Sa

Update: June, 02/2016 - 17:16
A campaign aimed to collect 1,000 national flags for Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago has been launched in the central Thừa Thiên - Huế Province. — Photo vanhocnghethuatphutho.org.vn
Viet Nam News

THỪA THIÊN - HUẾ — A campaign aiming to collect 1,000 national flags to send to the Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago was launched yesterday in Huế.

Huế University of Pedagogy has called for flag donations from its students to mark the university’s 60th anniversary in 2017. Donations of flags from Vietnamese citizens around the country are welcome as well.

A university official told HCM City’s Pháp Luật, the Law newspaper that the flags would be transferred to DK1’s marine defence platform and several islands on the archipelago, aiming to assert Vietnamese sovereignty in these places.

The transfer is expected to take place in March next year. Experts said the campaign would awaken the spirit of patriotism in the country’s students and youth. — VNS

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