Illustrative photo. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Prime Minister recently approved a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Vietnam and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) for the 2016-2020 period.

The MoU will create momentum to foster cooperation between the two sides across the fields of education, natural and social science, culture, information and media.

UNESCO will help Vietnam to renovate and fine-tune Vietnam’s education and training, prepare human resources for sustainable development during global integration and improve science and technology policies through international collaboration.

The two sides will also work together to ensure a balance between natural and cultural preservation and economic development at world heritage sites.

Integrating culture with development policies and strategies at all levels and enhancing information about Vietnam and the world are also included in the cooperation framework.

The MoU signing ceremony will be held in Paris during the Prime Minister’s visit to UNESCO headquarters.

An earlier MoU was inked and carried out by both sides during the 2010-2015 period.-VNA