Binh Thuan opens exhibition on Sea Islands

Ministry of Information and Communication in collaboration with Binh Thuan People’s Committee opened a map and documentary exhibition in Phan Thiet city on January 16, aiming to introduce ancient historical maps, documentaries under title of “Paracel, Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam - Historical and legal evidence”.

“Paracel, Spratly Islands belong to Vietnam - Historical and legal evidence” exhibition. (Photo:SGGP)

On display are maps and documents of versions of Han- Nom texts which were issued by the Vietnamese court during feudal times and French authority in Indochina from 17th- 20th century. The exhibition is aimed to affirm strongly Paracel and Spratly Islands belonging to Vietnam’s sovereignty.

In addition, the exhibition also showed Vietnam’s ancient historical bibliographies relating to Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes, official documents of the Nguyen Dynasty under the reign from King Gia Long to King Bao Dai, maps of China without Paracel and Spratly Islands, Vietnamese maps with the two archipelagoes, and historical documents on Paracel and Spratly Islands before 1975 and in the modern period.

Moreover, nearly 65 maps which published by Chinese Publishing Houses during the historical periods are on display. Most of the maps and documents were issued by Western countries in the period of 18th- 19th century, relating to Paracel, Spratly Islands and Vietnam’s sovereignty over the two islands.

Phu Quy island district will be the next destination for the exhibition starting January 18 to 21.

By Nguyen Vu- Translated by Huyen Huong

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