1. In the framework of dialogue with leaders and professionals of international relations , on April 29 there was a meeting with Mrs. Le Linh Lan, Ambassador of Viet Nam in Mexico, with internationalist, bachelor students and academic authorities of UNAM – FES Aragón, at the University Club in Mexico City
2. Supported by that House of Studies, during the meeting, Mrs. Linh shared part of her experiences in Mexico, focusing some aspects of the relationship between Mexico and Viet Nam, for example, the cooperation, the commerce and the tourism.
3. Cooperation between FES Aragón and some university in Viet Nam will have place in the perspective of deeper cooperation in academic areas.
4. Long friendship has been a distinctive of both countries, and now more than ever, understanding between the two peoples must support a higher level of cooperation in areas like commerce, thinking matters like cooperation in international forums like ASEAN or APEC. Vietnam’s economy has been one of the higher growing in the world for more than 20 years.
5. In the touristic area, sites of World Heritage like Ha Long Bay, Complex of Hue Monuments or Trang An Lanscape Complex, are objective of some visit that we as UNESCO Club plan to do coming soon.
Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mexico
6. Mexico is part of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO, 2003). As country, we have elements in the Representative List: The Indigenous Festivity dedicated to the Dead, the Places of memory and living traditions of the Otomí-Chichimecas people of Tolimán: the Peña de Bernal, guardian of a sacred territory, the Ritual ceremony of the Voladores, Traditional Mexican cuisine – ancestral, ongoing community culture, the Michoacán paradigm, the Parachicos in the traditional January feast of Chiapa de Corzo, the Pirekua, traditional song of the Purépecha, Mariachi, string music, song and trumpet, and Charrería, equestrian tradition in Mexico, besides the Centre of Indigenous Arts as a good practice.
7. The National Institute of Anthropology and History of Mexico (INAH) had a meeting with national authorities and responsible agents for a periodical review of their plans and activities, at the Museo Nacional de Arte, in Mexico City Downtown.
8. As UNESCO Club, we impulse knowledge on this area, and especially in the gastronomic area. Chocolate is the especial objective we support, and the participation and collaboration with experts and people and communities. Some actions on education and Intangible Heritage will be held through Hypatia and friends, schools, and authorities.
Gastronomy of Bangladesh in Mexico
9. Bengali Cuisine in one of the most delicious flavors that we as Mexican people must discover. As a part of our cooperation with the Embassy of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, we want to thank and sharing the iniciative of cooking classes for Mexican chefs. In Cocina Abierta, chefs of La Poblanita restaurant has been trained by Mr. and Mrs. Kabir, of the Embassy of Bangladesh.
10. Especial flavors, condiments, spices, and some secrets have been part of this training, in order to share Bengali flavors in Mexico.
11. We hope very soon Mexican people will be able to taste and enjoy the plates, soups, deserts and beverages of Bangladesh, thanks this cooperation. As a UNESCO Club, talking about Intangible Heritage, we are glad to support the called Culinary Diplomacy.