via VNA/Vietnam Plus, 17 November 2023: Vietnam’s Minister of Culture, Nguyen Van Hung, emphasized culture as a pivotal factor in socio-economic development during a meeting with UNESCO’s General Director. Vietnam is focusing on cultural revitalization and legal frameworks, including drafting a law on cultural heritage. The country is actively participating in UNESCO’s initiatives and supporting Laos for the Hin Namno National Park’s World Heritage nomination.
Speaking at the meeting, the Vietnamese minister said that in its action programmes, Vietnam always designs a progressive cultural policy framework that meets citizens’ rights to enjoy and participate in cultural life.
He informed the UNESCO leader that the Government of Vietnam assigned the ministry to soon complete and submit to the National Assembly for promulgation the National Target Programme on Vietnamese cultural development in the next 10 years with focuses on revitalising and developing culture as well as hunger eradication and poverty reduction programmes to realise millennium goals.
Hung called on UNESCO and its General Director to support Vietnam in developing a draft law on cultural heritage – a move to complete the legal framework for cultural heritage in the country.