Experts from around the world are attending a forum – online and offline – in Macao to discuss how to protect and sustainably develop the heritage of the Maritime Silk Road.
The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said that the two-day Maritime Silk Road International Cultural Forum aims to share the fruits of protection and research on the heritage of the Maritime Silk Road, help delegates understand the importance of the heritage, and step up exchanges and cooperation on protection of heritage in regions along the route.
Experts and scholars from the China Academy of Cultural Heritage, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Beijing Cluster Office, as well as from Indonesia and Malaysia, are discussing the history of the Maritime Silk Road and ways to protect its heritage along the route.
Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U said that Macao will step up cooperation with other cities to facilitate the nomination of the Maritime Silk Road for UNESCO World Heritage listing.
The deputy director of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, Guan Qiang, delivered yesterday’s keynote presentation entitled 50th anniversary of the Adoption of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage – World Heritage in China.
The forum at the Convention Center of the Macao Science Center is being held with simultaneous translations into Putonghua, Cantonese, English and Portuguese, The Macau Post Daily reported.