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22/09/2017 - 14:36

World cultural heritage preservation in Hue is the best model of cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO

On the afternoon of September 21, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Cao met with Mr. Michael Croft, Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam.

The scene of the meeting. Photo: www.thuathienhue.gov.vn

At the meeting, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Nguyen Van Cao gave an overview of the conservation and restoration of world cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO in Thua Thien Hue province.

Over the last time, the province has paid attention to the preservation and restoration of world cultural heritages in accordance with the regulations of UNESCO; especially the province has ensured the balance between the socio-economic development with the preservation and restoration of the heritages.

At present, in addition to the work of preserving and restoring cultural heritages in the province, the province has issued a project to protect and promote the value of artistic heritage Ca Hue, the national intangible cultural heritage, contributing to the development of the Vietnamese culture which is advanced and profoundly imbued with national identity, and on that basis to prepare legal documents to be submitted to UNESCO for recognition as a world intangible cultural heritage.

In addition, Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee also highly appreciated UNESCO's efforts to preserve and restore the local heritages and hoped that the province would continue to receive the supports and assistance of UNESCO in the coming time.

Mr. Michael Croft, new Chief Representative of the UNESCO Office in Vietnam highly appreciated the cooperative relationship between Vietnam and UNESCO in preserving the world's cultural heritages. He emphasized that this was the model for countries in the world to follow. Among this, the preservation of world's cultural heritages in Hue is the best model of cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO in collaborative management of world cultural heritages.

At the same time, Mr. Michael Croft highly appreciated the achievements of Thua Thien Hue province in the preservation of world cultural heritages; especially the province had complied with international guidelines and conventions of UNESCO in conservation. On the basis of good relations between Vietnam and UNESCO in general and Thua Thien Hue province with UNESCO in particular, Mr. Michael Croft expects that this relationship will continue to be strengthened and increasingly tightened in the coming time.

Source: www.thuathienhue.gov.vn

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