President Nguyen Xuan Phuc is welcomed by ethnic minority people at the festival in Hanoi on February 12 (Photo: VNA)
– State President Nguyen
Xuan Phuc attended a spring festival of ethnic groups and launched the 2022
tree planting festival at the Culture - Tourism Village of Vietnamese Ethnic
Groups in Hanoi on February 12.
Addressing officials and 200
representatives of 22 ethnic groups from 15 provinces, the leader said
the Party’s ethnic minority policy has created the best possible conditions for
upholding and developing the cultural identity of each ethnic group while
facilitating the harmonisation of the groups’ culture to form the culture of
Over 35 years of “Doi moi” (Renewal),
the great solidarity of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam has continued to be
strengthened, he stated, noting that the material and spiritual lives of ethnic
minorities have been improved substantially thanks to the implementation of policies,
programmes, and projects on socio-economic infrastructure development, poverty
alleviation, and conservation of their cultural values.
He also spoke highly of the Culture -
Tourism Village’s organisation of hundreds of festivals engaging thousands of
ethnic people nationwide over the past years, which has helped affirm the everlasting
vitality of traditional cultural values and open up prospects for cultural and tourism
The President asked
all-level authorities, sectors, and organisations to practically assist ethnic
groups in socio-economic development, education, culture, health care, and
social welfare so as to make fundamental improvements in ethnic minority areas
and encourage their self-reliance.
He also expressed his hope that
village elderly, leaders, and artisans will keep encouraging their communities to
continue adhering to the Party and State’s policies, upholding traditional cultural
values, and educating the young, thereby helping nurture the strength and value
of Vietnam both today and in the future./.