|A countryside market depicting Vietnamese culture will take place at Hanoi's Culture Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups. (Photo: ngaynay.vn)
The Party and the State of Vietnam define culture as the strong spiritual foundation of society, a vital internal force that ensures sustainable development. After 5 years of implementing Party Resolution 33 on “Building and developing Vietnamese culture and people to meet demands for sustainable development of the country”, much progress has been recorded in preserving national cultural heritages and upgrading related laws.
"Significant changes have been recorded in people’s moral lifestyle. People’s cultural life has been enriched while many traditional cultural values have been preserved and promoted. Attention has been given to the introduction and promotion of Vietnamese culture abroad to improve Vietnam’s foreign relations. Vietnam now has 27 cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO," Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, told VOV.
|Vietnamese women in traditional dress "ao dai".
"In the context of the 4th Industrial Revolution, Vietnamese people are urged to improve themselves both in terms of intellect and skills while enriching their souls with art and music. For human development, intelligence and moral development should go hand in hand," said Dr. Bui Hoai Son, Director of the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS).
Between 2014 and 2018, Vietnam signed 55 conventions and agreements on culture with other countries and international organizations, which have played a very important role in promoting Vietnam’s culture to the world. The country’s culture sector has worked hard in ensuring cultural development and enjoyment nationwide.
"Policies on cultural preservation are vital to the national socio-economic and cultural development strategy. Cultural values, traditions, and products should be practiced, preserved, and promoted by all communities," Dr. Vu Thi Thanh Minh of the Institution of National Culture told VOV.
"Changes are needed in cultural management to enhance cultural institutions. It’s important to raise people’s awareness of culture as a pillar equal to politics and economics supporting national sustainable development," said Nguyen Thai Binh, Chief of the Cultural Ministry Office.