UNESCO leader to consider Thang Long citadel

Published: 12/04/2010 05:00



UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova has promised to consider Vietnam’s submission of the Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world heritage.

Historic Thang Long Citadel explored

Thang Long citadel documents on the way to UNESCO

Hanoi to open citadel relic site to public

She made the statement when receiving Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister and Chairman of Vietnam’s UNESCO Committee Nguyen Thanh Son in Paris on April 7 to attend the 184th session of UNESCO’s Executive Council.

Son expressed thanks to UNESCO for supporting Vietnam over the years and asked the UNESCO leader to back Vietnam’s submission. He stressed that if the Thang Long Royal citadel is recognised as a world heritage, it will be especially significant for Vietnam as Hanoi celebrates the capital city’s millennium anniversary in October this year.

He conveyed an invitation from Hanoi authorities to Director-General Bokova to attend the celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi which was accepted heartily by the UNESCO Director-General.

Bokova said that the International Council for Monuments and Historical Sites (ICOMOS) is evaluating Vietnam’s submission and the World Heritage Committee will give its decision at its 34th session, scheduled to be held in Brazil in August this year.

On the sidelines of the UNESCO Executive Council’s 184th session, the Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister met with representatives from World Heritage Committee member countries, to promote Vietnam’s sites that are being put forward to UNESCO for recognition.

Source: VOV

Provide by Vietnam Travel

UNESCO leader to consider Thang Long citadel - Lifestyle - News |  vietnam travel company

You can see more

enews & updates

Sign up to receive breaking news as well as receive other site updates!

Ads by Adonline