Photo exhibition in Poland affirms Vietnam’s sovereignty over sea and islands

Tuesday, 12/04/2016 16:27
The University of Lodz, overseas Vietnamese association branch and Vietnamese Student Association in Lodz, Poland organized a photo exhibition titled “Vietnam: Nation of the sea and islands” running April 8th - 18th.

Overview of the seminar "Vietnam talk - Nation of the sea and islands" (Photo: VNA)

The exhibition displays 36 photos in large sizes, including ancient maps from the United Kingdom, Belgium, Portugal and Vietnam, showing Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagos; the HD-981 drilling rig event; China illegally consolidating and expanding islands, reefs and destroying coral ecosystems in the East Sea; China deploying missile systems on Phu Lam Island belonging to Vietnam’s Hoang Sa Archipelago; and the viewpoint of the European Union (EU) for the settlement of issues on the East Sea.

In exhibition also includes photos depicting daily activities of the army and people on the islands, reefs and frame houses in Truong Sa Archipelago, taken by Doan Bac from Vietnam, Le Thanh Hai from the United Kingdom, and Rafal Tomanski from Poland.

In the framework of the exhibition, the seminar "Vietnam talk – Nation of the sea and islands" with main speakers including journalists Rafal Tomanski, reporter of Rzeczpospolita newspaper, former member of Parliament Piotr Gadzinowski and Mr. La Duc Trung, Deputy Director of the Institute of Vietnamese Science and Culture under a university in Poland. 

The speakers and participants discussed an overview of the situation of disputes on the East Sea, notable developments in the East Sea, especially China’s international law violating activities such as expanding and building artificial islands and reefs, illegal flights, or HD-981 drilling rig in 2015 as well as recent tensions Beijing caused in the East Sea.

The exhibition and seminar draw the attention of large number of students from the University of Lodz, local people and some television channels and newspapers of Poland./.