The two-day event is being held in both online and offline forms to promote bilateral cultural diplomatic activities and further strengthen their relations. It is co-hosted by the Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies (VIISAS) under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) and the ASEAN - India Center (AIC) under the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS).

VASS Vice President Prof. Dang Nguyen Anh speaks at the seminar.

Prof. Dang Nguyen Anh, VASS Vice President, described culture as a pillar in the 3C (connectivity, commerce, culture) framework between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in which culture-civilization connectivity has laid a foundation for sharing trust and common values about religions, languages, arts, and ethnicity.

Economic and political integration, as well as strategic collaboration in regional and global issues toward common security and inclusive growth in the Indo-Pacific have demonstrated the Indo-cultural Pacific and civilizational connection, he said.

Experts at the event covered a variety of topics related to bilateral culture, including civilization connectivity and state management in the field, as well as orientations and tasks for the coming time.

Scene of the event at the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences

In the five sessions of the seminar, the participants focused on contemporary cultural exchange and diversity, culture and digitization, culture and tourism, education and youth, common heritage. They highlighted the importance of restoring India's and ASEAN's cultural and civilization heritage in the contemporary world.

Participants also discussed strategies to maintain bilateral culture-civilization connectivity, as well as measures to consolidate the collective strength of both sides for the sake of harmonization, development and prosperity.

Translated by Minh Anh