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Exhibition educates on island sovereignty

Update: March, 24/2016 - 09:00
Full spread: Staff of the Seventh Military Region of the Việt Nam People’s Army and youths attend an exhibition on the Paracel and Spartly islands in Hà Nội in January. VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hoài

THÁI BÌNH — A exhibition on “Maps and document display of Paracel and Spratly Islands – Historical and Legal Evidences” will be held in this Northern Province from March 30 to April 3. 

A press conference to announce the event was co-organised by Thái Bình City’s Ministry of Information and Communication and the Thái Bình’s People’s Committee.

Accordingly, the upcoming event follows the 51 previous exhibitions which had taken place in 34 cities and provinces, 10 island sites and seven armed force units across the nation.

“The exhibition on Paracel and Spratly Islands is a significant information and communication activity. Its aim to raise the awareness, solidarity and sense of responsibility among Vietnamese citizens, overseas Vietnamese, especially youngsters in protecting and affirming the sovereignty of Việt Nam over the Paracel (which were totally and forcibly taken by China in 1974), and the Spratly islands as well through a proclaimed historical document,” Chairman of Thái Bình’s People’s Committee Nguyễn Hồng Diên said.

Besides, the collection of over 100 maps and other documents, items and publications, which are likely to be displayed at the exhibition, is the result of massive work carried by domestic and foreign researchers and scholars. The exhibition will also feature historical images of stamps on national unification and day of the people’s army celebrations, and the two islands.

The exhibition will be open for the public at 14/10 Square. — VNS 

I’d map that: An exhibition showcases maps and documents on Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spartly Islands. VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Kha

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