Viet Nam News
QUẢNG TRỊ — An exhibition showcasing evidence that affirms Việt Nam’s sovereignty over Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened on June 1 in Quảng Trị Province’s Cửa Tùng Town.
The exhibition, held to celebrate 2017 Việt Nam Seas and Islands Week, displays historical and legal evidence in the form of maps, documents and pictures, collected in Việt Nam and other countries.
“The Việt Nam Seas and Islands Week themed, For Our Future, has significant meaning. It conveys the message to people to join hands to protect the marine environment, to be aware of their responsibility in cleaning beaches and seas, and to not sacrifice the marine environment for economic gain,” said Deputy Chairman of Quảng Trị province’s People’s Committee, Hà Sỹ Đồng.
“Seas and islands have an especially significant role in the cause of country’s establishment and protection as well as in the socio-economic, security, defence development strategy of the country. Therefore, for generations, Vietnamese people have been united together to protect the country,” said Đồng.
It is also important to do awareness campaigns about the role, importance and potential of the seas and islands of Việt Nam in terms of protecting the nation, Đồng added.
The exhibition, which opens till Sunday, displays historical evidence that affirms Việt Nam’s sovereignty, which will help other countries, including China, form a deeper understanding of Việt Nam’s history as well as the legitimate desire of Vietnamese people to protecting their territory and sovereignty.
On the occasion, the central province asked all localities and their authorities to continue promulgating Việt Nam’s policy, stance and law on its seas and islands; and to strengthen communications regarding the historical and legal evidence that affirms its sovereignty over Hoàng Sa (Paracel) and Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. — VNS