An international seminar highlighting the role and value of cultural heritage in education and peace development has attracted 150 local and foreign scientists.

The event, which is taking place in the southern province of Dong Nai from November 25-27, is part of activities to welcome Vietnam’s election to the World Heritage Council.

It aims to seek measures to raise public awareness of preserving and upholding cultural heritage values.

Dr. Grada Abdel Monem El Gemaie from Egypt ’s Cairo University stressed that culture is the base and the soul of a civilised society that helps ensure peace.

Chairman of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang said culture gives people opportunities to promote their mutual understanding, adding that the community should value various cultures to build an equal society.-VNA