Vietnam’s seas, islands highlighted at Poland exhibition

(VOVworld)- A photo exhibition on Vietnam’s seas and archipelagoes is underway in the Polish city of Lodz, providing local visitors with an in-depth look at Vietnam’s marine sovereignty. 
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The discussion on Vietnam's marine sovereignty as part of the exhibition (Photo: VNA)

The 36 exhibits include ancient maps made by the UK, Belgium, Portugal and Vietnam that testify to the Southeast Asian nation’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes.  Some of the photos reflect China’s illegal positioning of the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, its illicit reclamation of islands and reefs in the East Sea, and the deployment of missiles on Phu Lam (Woody) Island, part of Vietnam’s Hoang Sa archipelago.  The daily life of Vietnamese soldiers and residents on the islands, reefs and platforms in Truong Sa is also featured. The exhibition, scheduled to last through April 18, is organised by the University of Lodz and local chapters of the Vietnamese people and students’ associations.