(VOV) - The Vietnamese Party and Government always support UNESCO’s “action plan towards future” initiated by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nguyen Thanh Son made the statement at a meeting with Irina Bokova in Paris on February 29 on the sidelines of UNESCO’s Executive Council meeting from February 27 to March 10.
Son said the cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO has achieved significant results and lot of Vietnamese cultural, natural and intangible heritage and biosphere reserves have been recorgnised as world heritage sites.
He affirmed that Vietnam is willing to host UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Consultative Meeting in June when Thanh Hoa is honoured to have the Ho Dynasty Citadel recorgnised as world cultural heritage on the occasion of UNESCO Vietnam’s 35 th anniversary.
Son proposed that UNESCO recorgnise the Hung King Festival as one of world intangible cultural heritage.
Ms Irina promised to support this proposal and to visit Vietnam again in June.
She recalled her unforgettable memories of her previous visit to Vietnam during the grand celebration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, saying she was very impressed by Vietnam’s cooperation with UNESCO.