Sovereignty evidence over Hoang Sa, Truong Sa on display

23:13 | 02/07/2014

VGP – Evidence proving Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes are on display at an exhibition in Ly Son island, the central Quang Ngai province.

The event, jointly organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications and the local authorities, aims to introduce to the public 80 maps and 50 documents collected from Viet Nam and other countries, including China.

Collecting, verifying and publicizing evidence proving the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagoes is of significant importance, said Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan.

Since early May this year, China illegally placed the oil rig Haiyang Shiyou 981 in Viet Nam’s exclusive economic zone, threatening peace in Southeast Asia and the world as a whole, according to an Argentine professor.

For this move, China created a crisis of international law, he said.

Viet Nam’s consistent stance is to resolutely demands China immediately withdraw the drilling rig as well as its escort ships from Viet Nam’s waters, Vietnamese leaders have affirmed.

Talking with voters in Hai Phong on Wednesday, PM Nguyen Tan Dung said he urged the Vietnamese competent agencies are preparing dossiers which will be submitted to the high-ranking leaders for considering a legal action against China in conformity with international law./.

By Huong Giang