The US will continue to support Vietnam to cope with climate change

The US will continue to support Vietnam to cope with climate change - Photo 1.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives US Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry – Photo: Chinhphu.vn

According to information from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the meeting, the two sides agreed to develop the Vietnam-US Comprehensive Partnership on the basis of respecting the independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and political institutions of the two countries. working together towards a new level of relationship.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh welcomed the US to strengthen cooperation with other countries, thereby making more active contributions to peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region. Vietnam hopes the United States will continue to demonstrate its strong commitment to supporting ASEAN centrality, the ASEAN-US Strategic Partnership and the Mekong-US Partnership.

Special Envoy Kerry reaffirmed Washington consistently attaches importance to the Comprehensive Partnership with Vietnam, supporting Vietnam to play an active and substantive role in the region and in responding to international issues, including: there is climate change.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh emphasized that Vietnam is making a very comprehensive and drastic effort in promoting green growth and responding to climate change to implement its commitments at COP26; considers the goal of reaching “zero” net emissions and switching from fossil energy to clean and renewable energy as an inevitable development trend of the world as well as for Vietnam.

The Prime Minister affirmed that climate change is a global problem, requiring a global solution, taking the people as the center; emphasizing the need for energy conversion to ensure the principle of equity.

For his part, Special Envoy John Kerry affirmed that the US will continue to strengthen cooperation and support developing countries, including Vietnam, in responding to climate change, especially in energy development. clean, sustainable infrastructure, smart water management and resources in the ecosystem.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh expressed his wish that the US would continue to support Vietnam in the process of negotiating the establishment of a Fair Energy Transition Partnership, supporting Vietnam in technology and finance. human resource development, institutional improvement and experience sharing.

The Prime Minister hoped that Mr. Kerry, as a longtime friend of Vietnam, would continue to support support to build resilience for vulnerable communities in the Mekong Delta.

On the same day, Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son also received Mr. Kerry. At the meeting, the two sides discussed measures to strengthen bilateral relations in the coming time, including promoting phone calls and mutual visits between the two countries’ senior leaders, towards the 10th anniversary of the meeting. establish the framework of the Comprehensive Partnership by 2023.

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