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Việt Nam treasures role of UNESCO: Foreign Minister

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The minister affirmed that Việt Nam stands ready to share its experience and success stories with other UNESCO member countries.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn and President of the 42nd General Conference of UNESCO Simona-Mirela Miculescu. — VNA/VNS Photo

Việt Nam always attaches importance to multilateral cooperation and the role of UNESCO, Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn told visiting President of the 42nd General Conference of UNESCO Simona-Mirela Miculescu in Hà Nôi on April 25.

The minister affirmed that Việt Nam stands ready to share its experience and success stories with other UNESCO member countries.

Welcoming the official visit by Miculescu, the first by a UNESCO General Conference President since 2000, Son pledged that Việt Nam will continue to contribute to UNESCO's work, firstly in preparation for the United Nations Summit of the Future slated for September in New York.

The official stressed that the UNESCO support has contributed to spurring sustainable socio-economic development, and promoting the culture, land and people of Việt Nam.

He called for more aid from the organisation to Việt Nam through specific activities such as accelerating the implementation of the Việt Nam-UNESCO memorandum of understanding on cooperation for 2021-2025, providing consultations and sharing experience in socio-economic development, and supporting high-quality personnel training collaboration.

Miculescu said she was impressed by Việt Nam’s achievements in reform, integration, dynamic and creative development, as well as culture and heritage preservation.

Việt Nam is a strategic, reliable and responsible member of UNESCO, and a leading country in materialising UNESCO programmes and activities, she affirmed, adding the country has won trust and confidence from international friends as there are few countries to undertake positions in five key management mechanisms of UNESCO at the same time like Việt Nam.

Sharing Sơn’s proposals on future cooperation, Miculescu noted that UNESCO is always a companion and reliable partner of Việt Nam, helping the country seek recognition for its heritage and in preservation efforts.

She highly valued Việt Nam’s hosting important events this year, notably the 8th International Conference of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network in the Asia-Pacific region in its northern mountainous province of Cao Bang in September.

The same day, Miculescu met with Secretary of the Hà Nội Party Committee Đinh Tiến Dũng, Chairman of the Hà Nội People’s Committee Trần Sỹ Thanh, and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Ha Kim Ngoc, who is also Chairman of the Việt Nam National Commission for UNESCO.

She is scheduled to hold a working session with representatives from the northern province of Ninh Bình, home to the UNESCO-recognised Tràng An Landscape Complex, and attend and deliver remarks at a ceremony marking 10 years since the complex received the World Heritage Site title (2014-2024).

Source: Vietnam News