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Vietnam considers culture a driving force of socio-economic development, placing culture on par with economy and politics, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said on November 16 when meeting with UNESCO General Director Audrey Azoulay in Paris.
At the 42nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris, France, Vietnam was elected to the position of Representative Vice President. for the Asia-Pacific region.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states have pledged to enhance their partnership in the field of culture and arts, aiming to promote the role of ASEAN in the field for integration and sustainable development.
In 2019, Hanoi officially joined UNESCO's Network of Creative Cities in the field of design. After 4 years of joining, Hanoi has issued many policies to create a "framework" for the development of cultural industry, building a creative city; at the same time, organising many activities to realise commitments to UNESCO.
A large number of Vietnamese and foreign experts, management officials and artists gathered at a conference in Hanoi on August 23 to discuss the development of cultural and creative industries in Vietnam in the digital era.
The "set of criteria for cultural environment in traditional festivals" has just been issued by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in early August 23. In response to this, Prof. Dr. Bui Hoai Son, Standing Committee member of the National Assembly's Education and Culture Committee, said that this is an important step to promote and preserve national traditional cultural values; bringing many important social, economic and spiritual benefits to the community and the country.