Vietnam’s development and cultural issues and the world’s experiences were discussed at a seminar in Hanoi on December 12. (Photo: VTV)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam’s development and cultural issues and the world’s experiences were discussed at a seminar jointly held by the Party Central Committee’s Theory Council and the Vietnam National Academy of Social Sciences in Hanoi on December 12.

Prof. Dr. Ta Ngoc Tan, vice chairman of the council, said that following the 12th National Party Congress, development and cultural issues have seen new requirements, expecting comprehensive theoretical research and summary to serve the reform cause.

The outcomes of the seminar are complete theoretical and practical researches on development and culture, thus laying a scientific foundation for operation of authorized agencies and serving the mapping out of the Party’s policies.

Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, President of the Vietnam National Academy of Social Sciences, reviewed achievements in cultural development of Vietnam, with promoted traditional values and deep integration into the world.

However, Thuan also pointed to negative sides and problems of Vietnamese culture, and even alarming issues. He held that urgent problems in society include degraded morality and weak education.

He stressed the need to strictly review the real situation of national culture and learn experience of other countries.

Participants at the event discussed a number of lessons from other countries in using culture to sharp development philosophy.-VNA