An international scientific seminar on India – ASEAN culture – civilization connectivity opened in Hanoi on October 7.
Co-hosted by the Vietnam Institute of Indian and Southwest Asian Studies (VIISAS) under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), and the ASEAN - India Centre (AIC) under the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), the two-day event is being held in both online and offline forms to promote bilateral cultural diplomatic activities and further bolster their relationship.
In his opening speech, VASS Vice President Prof. Dang Nguyen Anh described culture as a pillar in the framework of 3C (connectivity, commerce, culture) between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), in which culture - civilization connectivity has laid a foundation to share trust and common values about religions, languages, arts and ethnicity.
Today, culture and civilization connectivity has been evidenced more clearly by economic and political integration, and strategic coordination in regional and global issues towards common security and inclusive growth in the Indo-Pacific, he said.
Experts at the event discussed different aspects of bilateral culture - civilization connectivity and State management in the field, as well as orientations and tasks for the next period.
They highlighted the importance of connecting education, the youth and the network of museums in Southeast Asia to restore India –ASEAN culture - civilization heritages in the contemporary world.
The participants also debated ways to uphold bilateral culture - civilization connectivity, helping to consolidate the collective power of both sides for the sake of harmonisation, development and prosperity.