An art performance in the festival of ethnic cultures in the Central Highlands. — Photo nhandan.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — The second national congress of Vietnamese ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from December 2-4 in Hà Nội with the participation of 1,600 delegates.
Over the years, the Party and State had paid special attention to socio-economic development and improving the material and spiritual lives of ethnic groups, as well as strengthening national unity, Hoàng Thị Hạnh, deputy minister, deputy head of the Committee for Ethnic Minorities, said at a recent press conference.
Since the first congress in 2010, the socio-economic situation of ethnic minorities had improved, she said.
"The second congress aims to spotlight and recognise contributions by ethnic minority communities in poverty reduction, new-style rural area building, infrastructure development, implementing ethnic policies, national construction and defence and international integration in the 2010-20 period," said Hạnh.
Participants will focus on reviewing the implementation of policies on ethnic affairs and relevant works in the last decade, towards perfecting ethnic policies.
The congress will also honour outstanding organisations and individuals who made important contributions to patriotic movements and development in ethnic minority areas from 2010-20.
The event is expected to serve as a venue for exchange and experience sharing, contributing to promoting unity among ethnic groups.
Sideline events such as an incense-offering ceremony at Hùng Kings Temple in Phú Thọ Province, a visit to the President Hồ Chí Minh Mausoleum, an exhibition displaying photos and cultural products, and an art performance programme will be arranged around the congress.
The first national ethnic minority congress was held in 2010, drawing nearly 1,700 delegates. — VNS