UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay during a visit to the Complex of Hue Monuments

She made the commitment at a working session with Nguyen Van Phuong, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

Visiting the Complex of Hue Monuments for the first time, Azoulay appreciated the efforts made by Thua Thien Hue province and the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre over the years to preserve and promote the country’s tangible and intangible heritage values.

While emphasizing that the Complex of Hue Monuments is the first World Cultural Heritage site in Vietnam to be honoured after joining UNESCO, Azoulay called for the restoration, promotion and preservation of Hue’s heritage sites.

At An Dinh Palace

For his part, Phuong said over the years, the province has always paid attention to preserving and promoting Hue’s heritage values and cultural identity, while effectively cooperating with UNESCO, adding that Thua Thien Hue is home to seven UNESCO-recognized heritage sites.

According to Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre Hoang Viet Trung, over the past two decades, the international campaign launched by UNESCO has brought Hue practical and effective help.

The process of renovating the monument has been carried out professionally, in compliance with the International Convention on the Preservation of Monuments, and the Law on Cultural Heritage, ensuring standards and authenticity of the work which are highly appreciated by domestic and international scientists, bringing positive socio-economic effects, he said.

Source: VNA