Prime Minister asked UNESCO to continue to recognize Ha Long Bay as a world heritage site

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hoped that UNESCO would continue to consider recognizing Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Islands as a world heritage when working with Director General Audrey Azoulay.

At a meeting with the Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Audrey Azoulay in Hanoi this afternoon, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh wished that Ha Long Bay – Cat Ba Islands, the relic complex, and Yen Tu landscape continues to be recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site, along with many other heritage records of Vietnam.

The Prime Minister also thanked the support of UNESCO and its member countries when recognizing Xoe Thai art and Then practice as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO.  Photo: VNA.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO. Image: VNA.

The Prime Minister emphasized that Vietnam will always promote its role as an active and responsible member of UNESCO, as well as actively contribute to the efforts for peace, cooperation and development of the member countries. Vietnam will also continue to be a member of UN cultural councils and committees, and run for the World Heritage Committee for the term 2023-2027.

Ms. Azoulay expressed her impression of Vietnamese culture and affirmed that Vietnam is an important member of UNESCO. common problems of the world.

Director General Azoulay pledged to make every effort to support the Prime Minister’s proposals to strengthen the cooperation relationship between UNESCO and Vietnam.

Affirming the importance of heritage conservation, she said that Vietnam has attached great importance to cultural policies, preserving and promoting heritage, and highly appreciates the fact that Vietnam considers education as one of the driving forces. development of the country.

The Director-General of UNESCO expressed his honor to speak at the 35th anniversary of UNESCO’s Resolution No. 24 C/18.65 in 1987 honoring President Ho Chi Minh as a hero of national liberation, an outstanding cultural scholar of Vietnam. Male.

She believes that even though the world may change, President Ho Chi Minh’s ideas and values ​​on culture and education will remain forever, a testament to the strength of an independent, unified and modern Vietnam. grand.

“President Ho Chi Minh is not only the founder of independent Vietnam, but his influence extends far beyond the country’s borders. Throughout his life, he has maintained close and interrelated relationships. customs with many cultures,” she said. “The best way to commemorate Ho Chi Minh’s human legacy is to continue working together to protect education, culture and heritage as common values ​​of humanity.”

Thanh Tam

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