A​t the 7th General Meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) underway in Hue City. (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA)
– The 7th General Meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) is underway in Hue City, central Thue Thien-Hue province on May 18-21.

Present at the meeting are MOWCAP Chairman Li Ming Hua, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien, and delegates from 16 countries and territories across the region.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister Dang Thi Bich Lien said as a country with a diverse and rich culture, Vietnam believes that culture is important to socio-economic and peoples development.

The government of Vietnam highly appreciates the role of UNESCO in support of the preservation of cultural heritages worldwide, she noted, stressing the significance of MOWCAP which was founded in 1992 by UNESCO to recognise and protect the world’s documentary heritages from wars, natural disasters and religious disparity.

During the meeting, delegates will revise adopted minutes of MOWCAP’s previous general meetings, discuss UNESCO recommendations on documentary heritage and review the Memory of the World guidelines and documents.

They will also confer the preservation of documentary heritages of the world and the Asia-Pacific region and consider 16 nominations from ten countries for the recognition as the Memory of the World Documentary Heritages in 2016.

Among these is the Vietnamese nomination of “Royal Literature on Hue Royal Architecture”.-VNA