Vietnam strengthens its cooperation with the British Council in culture and creativity | culture and sports

LONDON, November 3 (VNA) – Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huang Dao Kong held a working session on November 2 with British Council officials in Glasgow, including Ms Alison Barrett – Director in charge of Regional Cultural Cooperation, Mr Charlie Walker – Global Network Director and Mr. Christopher Wade – Director of Strategy at the British Council.

Vietnam strengthens its cooperation with the British Council on Hinh Anh culture and creativity 1Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Kyung (center) works with officials from the British Council in Glasgow. Photo: VNA

This activity is part of participation in the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, at COP26 for Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh in the United Kingdom from 31 October to 3 November.

During the meeting, Deputy Minister Huang Dao Kong emphasized that recently Vietnam and the UK have made progress in cultural cooperation through cooperation activities with the British Council.

The Deputy Minister expressed his great appreciation for his support British Council In Vietnam in the implementation of the cultural industries development strategy.

Some of the British Council’s projects in the field of culture and creativity in Vietnam have been effectively implemented, such as the “Cultural and Creative Space” projects. Vietnamien”, “linking heritage” and “promoting intellectual property practices in Vietnam”, which contribute to the protection and promotion of traditional cultural values, as well as the promotion of creativity for sustainable social and cultural development in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister Hwang Dao Kyung suggested that the British Council continue to coordinate with his Ministry for the effective implementation of the Joint Declaration on the Strategic Partnership between Vietnam and the United Kingdom, including continuing to support the development of cultural industries in Vietnam. , by promoting the application of information technologies in artistic creativity, to promote the results of the “Vietnamese Cultural and Creative Space” project, and by exchanging experiences to support Vietnam to implement the project “Developing a network of creative cities to participate in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network” …

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A representative of the British Council said that Vietnam occupies a particularly important place in the activities of the Council. As a result, the British Council is interested in promoting youth-oriented activities through artistic programs and projects to encourage young people to express their ideas and give solutions to social problems such as: climate change, migration…

In addition, the British Council is also focusing on developing a directory for startups in the fields of culture, art and creativity…

The two sides agreed to coordinate the organization of programs and events to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the United Kingdom in 2023, and to continue to promote broad cooperation in the field of culture and creativity, which helps to consolidate and develop diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the United Kingdom. A strategic partnership between the two countries in the coming times.

In Vietnam, the British Council is implementing the Rivers of Life project funded by the UK’s National Innovation Fund. This is one of the projects implemented on the eve of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in the Mekong Delta region, which is increasingly affected by the challenges of climate change.

The objective of the project is to raise awareness among young people about the impacts of climate change on the environment, and to build skills and attitudes to develop critical thinking and feedback on the digital platform on outstanding issues related to program content. COP26 . – VNA

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