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Documents on Paracel and Spratly Islands on display

Update: June, 01/2016 - 09:00
History: Officers visit the display of Paracel and Spratly Islands documents. — Photo
Viet Nam News

QUẢNG NAM – Maps and documents were on display at an exhibition titled Việt Nam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands: Historical and Legal Evidences held yesterday in this central province’s Ðại Lộc District.

The exhibition was co-organised by the province’s Department of Information and Communication and the People’s Committee of Ðại Lộc.

The exhibition features over 150 maps of Việt Nam, China and Western countries, information material, four atlases and 19 documents of the Nguyễn Dynasty, as well as ancient documents in the Han Chinese and Nôm scripts (Chinese-based ancient Vietnamese script) and unverified documents on the Spratlys and Paracels before 1975, which affirm Việt Nam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes.

Vũ Văn Thơ, deputy director of the province’s Department of Information and Communication, said the display of historical documents and evidence at the exhibition is aimed at confirming Việt Nam’s sovereignty over its islands and seas.

“Moreover, the exhibition also helps raise awareness and a sense of responsibility in the Vietnamese people to defend and protect the sovereignty of the nation,” Thơ said.

The exhibition continues until June 3. – VNS



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