Folklore Association asked to build cultural value system of the Vietnamese people in the new context

Monday, 2020-07-20 17:04:40
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General view of the Vietnam Folklore Association's eighth national congress. (Photo:
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NDO – Politburo member Vo Van Thuong has asked the Vietnam Folklore Association (VFA) to complete the building of the cultural value system and norms of the Vietnamese people in the context of industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.

Thuong, Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and head of the PCC Commission for Communication and Education, made the remark at the VFA’s eighth National Congress (2020-2025 tenure) in Hanoi on July 20.

He congratulated the VFA on the achievements attained over the past few years, applauding the association’s collection, complication and translation of nearly 4,000 folk culture and arts works, including many large-scale ones, thus contributing practically to building spiritual and cultural life as well as developing culture and tourism in localities.

The official told the VFA to continue studying and fully grasp the Party’s resolutions on culture, literature and arts; upholding a sense of responsibility in effectively implementing the resolution of its eighth national congress; and fulfilling its advisory role for the Party and State concerning the preservation and promotion of traditional cultural values.

Politburo member Vo Van Thuong (fourth from left) congratulates the 2020-2025 executive committee of the Vietnam Folklore Association. (Photo:

The VFA should harmoniously combine the preservation and promotion of the values of ethnic cultural heritages with sustainable economic and tourism development, contributing to advertising the image of the land and people of Vietnam, Thuong said.

He asked the association to mobilise resources to conserve and promote folk and ethnic cultural values, as well as to develop grassroots units into those with firm profession and solidarity to complete many collections and research works to preserve and promote Vietnam’s valuable cultural and folklore heritages, contributing to the country’s socio-economic development, especially the tourism industry.

The congress adopted the VFA’s regulations and devised its operational orientations for the eighth tenure.

Delegates elected a 13-member VFA executive committee for the 2020-2025 term, with Prof. Dr. Le Hong Ly elected as chairman of the association.