According to Ambassador Nguyen Thi Van Anh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UNESCO, the recognition is a source of pride for Vietnam as well as an international acknowledgment of the outstanding efforts made by the two cities in promoting lifelong learning among local people. 

Students introduced to Son La Prison special national historical relic site  

It also reflects specific steps in the implementation of policies and guidelines of the Party and the State regarding international integration and education promotion.

Dao Quyen Truong, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Cultural Diplomacy and UNESCO Affairs under the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, evaluated the recognition as the result of the implementation of the cultural diplomacy strategy to 2030, making contribution to successfully implementing the Resolution of the 13th Party Congress, Resolution 22 of the Politburo on international integration and Directive 25 of the Secretariat on promoting and enhancing multilateral foreign relations by 2030.

Translated by Quynh Oanh