The second national congress of ethnic minority groups is scheduled to take place from April 17-19 in Hanoi. (Photo for illustration)

The congress aims to spotlight and recognise contributions by ethnic minority communities in poverty reduction, new-style rural area building, infrastructure development, and implementing ethnic policies, national construction and defence, and international integration.

Participants will focus on reviewing the implementation of policies on ethnic affairs and relevant works in the last decade, towards perfecting ethnic policies in the time to come.

The congress will also honour outstanding organisations and individuals who made important contributions to patriotic movements and development in ethnic minority areas in the integration period from 2009-2019.

The event is expected to serve as a venue for exchange and experience sharing, contributing to promoting unity among ethnic groups.

An exhibition displaying photos and cultural products and an art performance programme will be arranged in the framework of the congress.

The first national ethnic minority congress was held in 2010, drawing nearly 1,700 delegates.

Source: VNA