|President Truong Tan Sang (R) attends a national scientific conference on the role of arts and literature in developing personalities of Viet Nam in HCM City yesterday. — Photo VNA
HMC CITY (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang yesterday stressed the importance of culture in national development while attending a national scientific conference on the role of arts and literature in developing personalities of Viet Nam.
The president confirmed that the Party and State of Viet Nam considered cultural activities as the foundation of society and a driving force of sustainable development.
In his address at the conference which closed yesterday, the President said culture had helped boost understanding and co-operation between Viet Nam and other countries.
However, he cautioned of a "cultural invasion" that the sector could face while joining the international integration process.
He urged the sector to be vigilant of cultural sabotage which could spread through the country due to a lack of an ineffective preventive scheme.
President Sang appealed for more works from artists and writers reflecting on Viet Nam's past resistance against foreign invasion as well as current national development.
"Artistic and literary works should encourage good models in society promoting true and genuine human characteristic," said the president. — VNS