Strengthening the Global geopark networking

Upon the implementation of the Decision No 346 dated April 6th 2018 of the People’s committee of Cao Bang province, on April 13th -15th 2018, the Delegation of Cao Bang province led by Mr.Hoang Xuan An Deputy Secretary of Party committee, Chairman of People’s committee of Cao Bang province cum Chairman of the PSC met with authority of Alpes-de-Haute in Digne-les-Bains and Haute Provence UNESCO global geopark, France.  

          Strengthening the international networking activities with other geoparks globally is important for the development of Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark, and this is one of six recommendations of UNESCO to Cao Bang and Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark should pay attention to improve this criteria.

 Mr.Benard Teyssier, Vice President of Agglomeration received the Delegation of Cao Bang at the airport.

Mrs. Patricia Garnet, President of Provence Alpes Agglomeration, Mr. Guy Martini Chairman of UNESCO global geopark council, Leaders of the Agglomeration PPA (47 communes) and the UGHP (UNESCO Geopark deHaute Provence). On behalf of the local authority, President Partricia Garnet congratulated Cao Bang with the edorsement of UNESCO on the global geopark lable for Non nuoc Cao Bang geopark. She hoped that in the future the two Geoparks would have more joint and mutual support activities in the development and promotion of the UNESCO global geopark in addition to the sharing of best practice and promotion of images of the two geoparks to the world and participation at international events.

                              Overview of the meeting.

Chairman Hoang Xuan Anh expressed his sincere thanks to the hospitality of the Authority of Provence Alpes Agglomeration, particularly Digne les Bains and UNESCO global geopark Haute provence. He strongly believed that Haute provence would support and share with Cao Bang its exprience in environmental protection, natural reservation, proper utilization of natural resources, protection and promotion of geological, cultural, historical values, ecological, cultural and community-based tourism development, etc. The Chairman also expected that Authorities and geopark of the two provinces would enhance the exchanges of delegations and cuture. On this occasion, Chairman Hoang Xuan Anh invited authorities of Provence Alpes Agglomeration province, particularly the Digne les Bains and Haute provences UNESCO global geopark to Cao Bang province.

After the meeting, representatives of the two Authorities signed and MoA on establishment of cooperation between Non Nuoc Cao Bang UNESCO global geopark and Haunte provence UNESCO global geopark.

Representatives of two Authorities signed the MoA.

 Before the working visit to Haunte provence, Provence Alpes Agglomeration the delegation of Cao Bang province participated at the 204th meeting of the UNESCO Executive board, Paris.


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