Bokova is in Vietnam from June 19-23 to attend a ceremony markingthe 10th anniversary of the 2003 Convention on protecting worldintangible cultural heritages and to review the implementation of theUNESCO–Vietnam agreement signed three years ago.
She underscored Vietnam’s significant role in increasing understanding and cooperation among UNESCO member nations.
The guest highly valued Vietnam’s preservation and protection ofheritages as well as its progress in education development and copingwith climate change, adding that she hopes Vietnam will back UNESCOin the prompt signing of a cooperation deal with the Association ofSouth East Asian Nations.
PM Dung highlighted that Vietnamwill continue promoting all-around links with UNESCO and support itscooperation with ASEAN, including cooperation deals.
Heexpressed his hope that UNESCO will back Vietnam’s dossiers seekingworld heritage status, including Trang An scenic landscape complex innorthern Ninh Binh province, Cat Ba tourism complex in northern HaiPhong city, southern amateur singing and Nghe Tinh folk singing.
Earlier, Bokova held talks with Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen ThanhSon, who is also Chairman of the Vietnam National UNESCO Commission.
At a later press briefing, Bokova said the two sides discussed keyissues that UNESCO will help Vietnam in the time to come, includingthe improvement of managerial capacity, coping with new challenges inculture, education, heritage, climate change and the preservation ofbiosphere reserves.
During her stay, Bokova will tour centralQuang Nam province – the only locality with two world heritage sitesand one world biosphere reserve, and take part in the opening ceremonyof the Quang Nam Heritage Festival.
She will alsoattend a ribbon cutting ceremony for Tower G, one of the most importantstructures inside My Son sanctuary restored with funding from UNESCO andthe Italian Government.-VNA
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