Young Vietnamese expatriates join an activity in the programme (Photo: http://traihevietnam.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – Young Vietnamese expatriates joining in the Vietnam Summer Camp 2016 took part in a cultural heritage seminar on July 11, an event to help them preserve the country’s cultural identities while living abroad.

At the seminar in Hanoi, Prof. Nguyen Chi Ben – an expert on Vietnam’s culture, gave about 100 young expatriates, along with students of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, an insight into Vietnam’s world natural and cultural heritage recognised by UNESCO.

The heritage pieces include Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An Ancient Town, Nha Nhac (Vietnamese court music), Quan Ho Bac Ninh folk songs, and Gong culture.

The young participants also learned about the role of culture amid globalisation, the significance of the recognised tangible and intangible cultural heritages, and cultural preservation in Vietnam, and overseas Vietnamese communities.

Nguyen Thai Yen Huong, Deputy Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, expressed the hope that through the seminar and visits to heritage sites, the expatriates will become young ambassadors promoting the Vietnamese culture around the world.

The annual Vietnam Summer Camp, held by the Foreign Ministry’s State Commission on Overseas Vietnamese, has attracted more than 100 overseas young Vietnamese from 26 countries and territories this year.

It is taking place from July 10 – 23 with activities in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces and Da Nang city.-VNA