(Cinet)- About 121 maps, documents dating back to the Nguyen dynasty and photographs of the two archipelagos are on display at an exhibition, which opened at the Khmer Cultural Exhibition Centre in Soc Trang province on November 4. The exhibition with the theme “Vietnam’s Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos: historical and legal evidence”, which is being jointly organised by Soc Trang People’s Committee and Ministry of Information and Communication. According to Vice Chairman of the Soc Trang provincial People’s Committee, the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos are inseparable parts of Vietnam’s territory. He said the displayed maps, photographs, records and documents prove the Vietnamese State’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos since the 16th century in accordance with relevant rules and principles of international law. The exhibition aims to deepen the understanding of international friends, including Chinese, of the historical truth and demonstrate Vietnam’s aspiration to maintain peace, and consolidate stability in the region, and confirm the nation’s will to protect its motherland. The event will last until November 10.