International Science Seminar honors great Vietnamese poet Nguyen Du

Vietnam is hosting an international seminar honoring poet Nguyen Du to celebrate his 250th birthday.

The seminar will focus on his achievements and contributions to Vietnamese literature, said Ho Bach Khoa, head of the managing board of Nguyen Du Special National Relic.

The seminar will discuss persevering Vietnamese language and incorporate foreign languages and culture to further enrich the Vietnamese language. It is the fifth project honoring the poet.

Du was recognized by UNESCO for his masterpiece, Truyen Kieu (Take of Kieu). He was also recognized by the World Peace Council as a great poet in 1965.

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chose Nguyen Du among other world famous personalities.

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