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Ethnic group growth amid ASEAN integration discussed

Thai Nguyen, May 15 (VNA) – Socio-economic development of ethnic minority communities in the context of ASEAN integration was the focus of a workshop co-organised by Thai Nguyen University and the Philippines’ Kalinga-Apayao University in northern Thai Nguyen province on May 15.

The workshop gathered 100 scientific reports from Vietnamese and Filipinos experts and officials in the culture, education, environment and health sectors.

Their research studies revolved around the subjects of state policies, livelihoods, social and cultural issues, natural resource management, and response to climate change related to the vulnerable groups.

A number of practical measures and suggestions were put forth at the function, contributing to the sustainable development of ethnic minority communities in the two Southeast Asian nations.

The workshop is coordinated by the Thai Nguyen University and the Philippines’ Kalinga – Apayao University and expected to pave the way for their deeper cooperation in the future.
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