Delegates from countries in the Forum for the East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) met yesterday in Huế. — VNA/VNS Photo Hồ Cầu
Viet Nam News -THỪA THIÊN-HUẾ — Delegates from countries in the Forum for the East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) met yesterday in Huế, to discuss the formation of a network of cultural cities among the forum’s member countries.
The formation of the cities network aims to enhance the conservation of cultural heritage sites in the countries involved.
The cities that took part in yesterday’s meeting, including Kyoto in Japan, Sao Luis in Brazil, Luang Prabang in Laos and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, pledged to work towards greater cultural understanding.
They exchanged experience on heritage conservation and involving residents in their network member cities to join hands in the preservation of cultural values.
Speaking at the meeting, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lê Hoài Trung, said the formation of the network is necessary for local level co-operation among the Forum’s countries and to facilitate the development of tourism among the members.
The forum was formed in 1998 with the aim to create a link between East Asia and Latin America. Its objectives include the improvement of mutual understanding and partnerships among the countries.
The forum is also expected to tap the co-operative potential of various cultural, political and economic sectors among the countries, as well as to build a platform for emerging political and economic issues in the two regions.
Yesterday’s meeting involved 83 participants from 36 member countries for ideas and discussions to form a network of cultural cities. A photo exhibition showcasing the co-operation between member countries is open at Huế City’s Cultural Museum. — VNS