Secretary of Hanoi City Party Vuong Dinh Hue
received Chief Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam Michael Croft (Source: CPV)

Politburo member, Secretary of the City Party Committee, and Head of the Hanoi National Assembly Delegation Vuong Dinh Hue received Chief Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam Michael Croft.

Expressing his pleasure to welcome Mr. Michael Croft, the Secretary of Hanoi City Party Committee appreciated UNESCO's activities in Hanoi as well as Vietnam. In particular, Hanoi was honored by UNESCO as a City for Peace and recently enrolled in the Network of Creative Cities. This is a recognition of Hanoi's cultural and creative values, the driving force for the city to develop faster and more sustainably.

Referring to the draft project that UNESCO is building with three main pillars of education, urbanization, culture and soft power, Mr. Hue said that this is an elaborate and appropriate project in line with the strategic development direction of Hanoi to 2030 and vision to 2045, and expresses the concern of UNESCO as well as the individual Chief Representative Michael Croft.

The Secretary of Hanoi City Party Committee shared that in the draft document of the 17th Hanoi City Party Congress, Hanoi aims to be a green, smart and modern city by 2030; to be a city worth living and the capital of a high-income country by 2045. Highlighted in this development strategy, Hanoi attaches great importance to promoting the values of its thousand years of civilization, the heroic capital, the City For Peace, together with human resources to become an important endogenous resource.

Therefore, in the future, Hanoi is ready to coordinate with UNESCO to organize workshops or seminars to complete the UNESCO Project, as well as promote and mobilize resources to realize the Project. Hanoi is promoting the building of a network of Capital initiatives, with the aim of gathering experts, scientists and lovers of Hanoi to contribute ideas and initiatives to build and develop the capital city.

Chief Representative of UNESCO in Vietnam congratulated Vietnam as well as in Hanoi city on results in COVID-19 prevention and control. Mr. Michael Croft shared his feeling that, during the development process, Hanoi attaches special importance to and promotes the value of cultural heritages. Therefore, by enrolling Hanoi in the network of creative cities, UNESCO wishes to further promote these values, with the goal of building Hanoi from a creative city into a hub of creativity, "creative capital" of Southeast Asia and Asia, based on heritage values, culture and peace; thereby building up the image of Hanoi as a 21st century, dynamic, creative city worth living in.

Referring to the project that UNESCO is developing, Mr. Michael Croft informed that currently, the Project has received the attention of a number of partners, including partners in Vietnam. The important point is that through this Project, UNESCO will support Hanoi to connect with other cities around the world, as well as international partners who are interested in and want Hanoi to develop./.

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