National Cultural Conference opens
12:16 | 24/11/2021
VGP – The National Cultural Conference opened in virtual format on November 24, the second of its kind since 1946.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong addresses the National Cultural Conference, November 24, 2021 - Photo: VGP

Dignitaries to the event, held by the Politburo and the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, include Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, standing member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Vo Van Thuong.

The conference also saw the participation of 550 delegates who are leaders of ministries, sectors, central agencies, the Viet Nam Fatherland Front and localities across the nation, representatives from socio-political organizations, art and cultural associations, as well as scientists, cultural experts, intellectuals and artists.

Under the theme “Culture enlightens people’s path”, this year’s conference aims to invigorate the national aspiration as the country entered a new period of rapid ad sustainable development.

During the conference, the participants will review the implementation of the Party’s orientations, policies, resolutions, directions and conclusions regarding cultural and art activities over the years, as well as the outcomes of the development of the Vietnamese culture and people after 35 years of the “Doi Moi” (Renewal) cause.

They will also charter orientations and tasks in the work for the 2021-2026 period and until 2045.

The conference offers a good chance for cultural experts, intellectuals and artists to foster solidarity in thoughts and actions, while connecting cultural forces inside and outside the country to serve the nation, optimizing the strength from the national great unity to successfully implement the Resolution of the 13th National Party Congress.

Earlier, on November 21, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam signed Decision No.1909/QD-TTg approving a cultural development strategy until 2030.

The strategy aims to comprehensively develop the culture and people of Viet Nam in accordance with trend and requirements of the fourth Industrial Revolution and impacts of natural disasters, epidemics and crises, among others.

It strives to build a healthy cultural environment across all spheres, thereby improving people’s spiritual life, gradually reducing the gap in cultural enjoyment between those live in urban and rural areas, policy beneficiaries and the vulnerable; and paying heed to cultural development in ethnic minority groups.

It sets a target that by 2030, all provincial administrative units have three types of cultural institutions: cultural or culture-art center, museum and library by 2030; and all units at district and communal levels have culture-sport center.

The strategy strives to have at least 95 percent of national special relic sites and about 70 percent of national ones restored and upgraded. At least five heritage sites will receive UNESCO recognition./.

By Kim Loan 

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