Hanoi always creates favorable conditions for heritage conservation activities

Tuesday, 28/03/2023 16:11
On March 27, Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Tran Sy Thanh received Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Lazare Eloundou Assomo, who is paying a visit to Vietnam.
At the meeting (Photo: HNMO) 

At the meeting, highly appreciating the visit of Mr. Lazare Eloundou Assomo, Chairman of the City People's Committee Thanh said that preserving and promoting heritage values is one of Hanoi's important goals to nurture traditional values, promoting the value of cultural heritage as well as passing on the love of the country to the next generation.

According to Mr. Thanh, Thang Long - Hanoi has many historical vestiges. In the process of development, people always tend to look back to traditional values, reminisce about the past and wish to express their gratitude to the ancestors who worked hard to preserve an independent and developed Vietnam. Assessing the visit of Mr. Lazare Eloundou Assomo was of real significance, he said Hanoi expected to soon set goals for cooperation and development in the near future.

Specifically, he said that Thang Long Imperial Citadel is one of the key works in Hanoi's conservation plan. “During that process, Hanoi is very cautious and respects the comments, recommendations and suggestions from experts in the field, especially UNESCO, as well as the World Heritage Center,” he said. “The Hanoi government has always supported and created favorable conditions for heritage conservation activities.”

Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre Lazare Eloundou Assomo affirmed that, after the historic visit of UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay in September 2022, and the 50th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention, the relationship between Vietnam and UNESCO has been heightened. According to Mr. Lazarre Eloundou, from the attention and facilitation of Hanoi city, UNESCO will accompany Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular in preserving and promoting cultural heritage. He added that UNESCO would continue to support and cooperate more with Hanoi in the future.

He also mentioned solutions to balance heritage conservation and socio-economic development, increasing the livelihoods of local communities in the heritage area./.

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