Exhibition on heritage conservation opens

April 13, 2023 9:00 AM GMT+7

VGP - An exhibition of UNESCO heritage value cooperation between Ha Noi and Toulouse city of France opened at the world heritage site of Thang Long Imperial Citadel on April 13.

Exhibition on heritage conservation launched - Ảnh 1.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition on UNESCO heritage value cooperation between Ha Noi and Toulouse city of France, Ha Noi, April 13, 2023

The exhibition was jointly held by the Ha Noi Municipal People's Committee, Toulouse city's authorities and the French Development Agency (AFD) and it formed part of a cooperation project first launched in 2020 between the two cities on technical assistance to preserve and promote typical urban heritage values and archaeological relics at the royal citadel.

It was also a sidelines activity of the 12th Viet Nam-France decentralized cooperation conference which is taking place in Ha Noi from April 13-16.

The artifacts of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel and Toulouse were also on display, contributing to promoting the rich history and cultural traditions of the two cities.

In her opening remarks, Vice Chairman of the Ha Noi People's Committee Vu Thu Ha said that Ha Noi wishes for more cooperation projects in various fields, especially in culture, tourism and heritage.

For his part, Toulouse's Vice Mayor Jean-Claude Dardelet said the two cities have cooperated in many areas, including heritage preservation, adding that their cooperation projects have been rolled out quickly and effectively.

He said each heritage has its own value and importance, and suggested that values of the Thang Long Imperial Citadel should be carried forward in order to create economic and tourism values.

The above-said cooperation project focuses on enhancing comprehensive management tools for the citadel, improving professional knowledge for the staff of its conservation center, supporting sustainable development strategy for the site, and promoting the French city's capacity in heritage management./.

Khanh Phuong