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The Vietnam News Agency’s Vietnamplus online newspaper speaks with Hà Kim Ngọc, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, about the cultural diplomacy achievements of the past year.
On the morning of 20/12, the Ministry of Information and Communications held a conference to evaluate 5 years of implementation and implementation of Decision No. 1755/QD-TTg Strategy for the development of Vietnam's cultural industries to 2020, with a vision to 2030. Speaking at the opening of the conference, Minister Nguyen Van Hung said that in the Cultural Development Strategy, the Government cultural industry has also selected 12 industry groups and fields including: Advertising, architecture, software and entertainment toys, handicraft, design, film, publishing, fashion, performing arts, fine arts, photography, exhibitions, television and radio, cultural tourism.
In the afternoon of December 5, 2022, in Seoul, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol agreed to upgrade bilateral relations to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership and witnessed the signing ceremony of 11 cooperation documents between the two countries, including a Memorandum of Understanding on cultural cooperation for the period 2023 to 2025 between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. In the fields of culture, education, tourism and people-to-people exchanges, the President stated that Vietnam agreed to promote the expansion of cultural exchanges, education and tourism, enhance mutual understanding and trust in all walks of life; creating favorable conditions for each other's citizens, there are currently about 250,000 Vietnamese in Korea and 200,000 Koreans in Vietnam. Korea agreed to support the establishment of the "Vietnamese Cultural Center in Korea" and support Vietnam to develop a "cultural industry".
On the morning of 24/11, the 57th Meeting of the ASEAN Culture and Information Committee with the theme "Digital Transformation: Access opportunities for everyone" officially opened in Hoi An city (Quang Nam province). Attending the conference were representatives of Quang Nam People's Committee, delegations of ministries, ASEAN agencies in charge of culture and information, representatives of embassies of ASEAN countries in Vietnam. IFACCA was represented by Executive Director Magdalena Moreno Mujica at the meeting.
The Ministry of Cultural Affairs has issued Decision No. 2752/QD-BVHTTDL promoting the plan to implement traditional education for students through cultural heritage, the first year (2022 - 2023). The plan aims to implement the Party's guidelines and the State's legal policies on protecting and promoting the values of cultural heritage; strengthening the coordination between the culture, sports and tourism sector, and the education and training sector in traditional education for students through cultural heritage.
On October 27, 2022, the 10th ASEAN Ministers of Culture and Arts (AMCA) Meeting and related meetings with China, Korea and Japan took place online. The conference was organized by the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism with the theme "Promoting the role of Culture and Arts in the post-Covid-19 context for sustainable development". Within the framework of the Meeting, ministers adopted important documents, including: (i) Press Release of the 10th ASEAN Ministers of Culture and Arts (AMCA); (ii) the Siem Reap Declaration on promoting an innovative and adaptive ASEAN community; and (iii) the Ministerial Declaration on the Protection of Cultural Property.