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Maps, documents affirming Viet Nam’s sovereignty exhibited in Ly Son

Following a number of localities, Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai was the next destination of the exhibition “Viet Nam’s Hoang Sa, Truong Sa – historical and legal evidence”.

 The exhibition aims to raise awareness, unity and a sense of responsibility of Vietnamese people in and outside the country, especially youngsters, in protecting and affirming Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

Speaking at the event on July 2, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan highlighted the meaning of holding the exhibition in Ly Son island, home to Hoang Sa Flotilla, which safeguarded the national sovereignty over sea and islands hundreds of years ago.

On display were copies of ancient maps and atlases, and documents in traditional Chinese, Vietnamese and French languages issued by Vietnamese feudal states and the French colonial empire in Indochina countries from the 17th to the early 20th century. All declare Viet Nam’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

Notably, the exhibition featured a range of official documents issued by the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945) and the Republic of Viet Nam (1954-1975), showing Viet Nam exploited, managed and exercised its sovereignty over the islands.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) provided 10 fishermen with Icom radio devices which help them get in touch with the mainland, and presented 15 computers to three schools.

They also granted scholarships to 50 outstanding students and gifts to 20 soldiers who have acted well in the national sovereignty safeguard.

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