Vietnam attends Asia cultural forum in Hong Kong
Update: Nov 15, 2013
A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan participated in the 2013 Asia Cultural Cooperation Forum (ACCF 2013) in China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on November 14.

The event also saw the participation of representatives from nine other countries with outstanding cultures in the region, including China, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Cambodia, Brunei, Thailand and the Philippines.

At the event, the Vietnamese delegation stressed that the country has put forth policies to support and encourage the creativeness of writers and artists as well as protect their works and intellectual property.

Vietnam affirmed that culture and cultural cooperation in Asia for sustainable development in the context of globalisation need more practical multilateral interactions and dialogues.

Deputy Minister Tuan highlighted the importance of culture and literature in particular in the development history of humankind, saying that it is an inner strength of sustainable development.

The forum, with its spiritual values and cooperative links, is valuable for the more humane and sustainable development of regional countries, he said.

Participants shared view that literature and culture play an important role in human life and development history.

They also recommended increasing cultural exchanges and cooperation within the region, affirming the forum bridges regional cultures, helping them show off their identities and bolster solidarity among people.