Top legislator welcomes UNESCO leader

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception for Director General Irina Bokova of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Hanoi on August 25.
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova (Photo: VNA)
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (R) welcomes UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova (Photo: VNA)
With the motto of being a trust-worthy friend and partner as well as a responsible member of the international community, Vietnam will continue proactively and actively participating in UNESCO’s work in the hope of making more contributions to the organisation, stated the top legislator.

The NA leader noted  with pleasure the growing relations between Vietnam and UNESCO over the past years, stating that many UNESCO projects are effectively operating in Vietnam, and the organisation’s support in knowledge, technique, management and finance have contributed to the sustainable development in Vietnam, she said.

The top legislator highlighted Vietnam’s efforts in actively engaging and contributing to UNESCO’s work, saying that the country is undertaking the role as a member of the UNESCO Executive Board and the World Heritage Committee and running for the post of UNESCO General Director.

Lauding Bokova’s success and contributions through two working terms, the NA Chairwoman spoke highly of Bokova’s dedication in strengthening the partnership between Vietnam and the UNESCO.

For her part, Bokova said during her current Vietnam visit, she held talks with Vietnam’s authorities to seek measures to increase cooperation between Vietnam and UNESCO, as well as ways to implement the memorandum of understanding between the two sides for the 2016-2020 period.

She also signed an agreement to establish two category 2 centres for mathematics and physics under UNESCO’s sponsor. 

The UNESCO leader highly valued the Vietnamese top legislator’s sharing on socio-economic development of Vietnam, and the promotion of values of UNESCO-recognised cultural works. Gender equality of Vietnam has also in good progress with women holding many important positions in the government systems and organisations.

The two sides also exchanged views on the current role of UNESCO.

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