Domestic and international scientists presented nearly 60 reports, focusing on culture-literature-arts, history-society, and Vietnamese language teaching methods.

Le Hoang Dung, Vice President of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, said the conference aims to create a high-quality scientific forum on Vietnamese studies at home and in the region, and establish a network for international researchers to discuss issues in the contemporary Vietnamese society.

Mentioning cultural diplomacy, Vu Thi Viet Nga, from the Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies (VICAS), stressed that thanks to efforts in this regard, Vietnam has promoted its image and culture in the international arena, adding that more and more countries want to learn about the country in a more intensive, extensive and practical way.  

Bui Minh Hao, from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, said in the context of exhausted natural resources, cultural values play an increasingly crucial role in development.

He took the example of ethnic minority groups that have successfully utilised their traditional culture in economic development, and stressed the need to roll out solutions to optimise culture in sustainable development of ethnic minority areas.

The conference also looked into the issue of value orientation among young people in the new situation.