Vietnam successfully connecting tangible with intangible heritage: UNESCO

UNESCO Representative in Vietnam Christian Manhart (Photo courtesy of UNESCOTwo designs of Ao Dai on display at the Ao Dai festival at the Yen Tu relic site in Quang Ninh in April 2022. (Photo: crowded the ancient city of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a famous tourist destination in the central province of Quang Nam. (Photo: VNA)Bau Truc pottery products in the making by Cham ethnic people in Binh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam, at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, an UNESCO-recognised global heritage site in central Vietnam. (Photo courtesy of UNESCO)VNA– Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Vietnam, has hailed the nation’s success in connecting its tangible with intangible heritage and affirmed UNESCO’s further close collaboration serving Vietnam’s sustainable development.In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, Manhart presented his view on the Southeast Asian nation’s competitiveness for tourism, which he said lies in its rich and exceptional culture and nature.“At present, Vietnam owns 8 World Heritage sites and 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage Elements, which show the huge potentials,” he added.The UNESCO Representative went on: “Vietnam is very successful in connecting tangible with its intangible heritage. I was so lucky to participate in the festival and got to wear a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai with the World Heritage logo printed on it.

January 25, 2023 08:59 UTC

Vietnam’s growth story makes waves worldwide: Indian diplomat

Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Sandeep Arya (Photo: The Indian Embassy in VietnamVietnamese products showcased at the 41st India International Trade Fair (IITF) in New Delhi on November 2022. (Photo: VNA)Vietnamese Minister of National Defence, General Phan Van Giang and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh (R) review the honour guard of the Vietnam People's Army at the welcome ceremony for the Indian officer in Hanoi on June 8, 2022 (Photo: VNA)Participants at the Namaste Vietnam Festival 2022 in central Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)VNAHigh economic growth rate and fast-moving digital transformation in Vietnam and India have generated huge opportunities for the two countries to take greater strides in economic cooperation, Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Sandeep Arya has said.In an interview granted to the Vietnam News Agency on the occasion of the Lunar New Year (Tet), the diplomat stressed that Vietnam is looked at as one of the fastest growing economies globally, and the country’s economic achievements are extremely impressive. He predicted that Vietnam's economy could grow by 6.8% or something of that kind for 2023.The General Statistics Office (GSO) of Vietnam recently reported that the country's GDP expanded by 8.02% in 2022, the fastest pace annually since 1997. He pledged to do his best to make them as part of “successful growth story” between the two countries.As a new-comer, Arya said he is quite excited about what he experiences and witnesses by himself in Vietnam in the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival. He took the occasion to extend New Year greetings to the leaders and people of Vietnam, wishing Vietnam a lot of success and prosperity in the year ahead./.

January 23, 2023 23:02 UTC

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