Scotland willing to help Vietnam develop wind power

By Vo Thanh   November 1, 2021 | 12:32 am PT
Scotland willing to help Vietnam develop wind power
A wind farm in Quy Nhon Town of central Binh Dinh Province, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Scotland supports Vietnam in developing renewable energy and is willing to share its wind power development experience, its first minister said.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon praised Vietnam's significant contributions to the joint international climate change response when she met with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Sunday.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.

Over the past 10 years, Scotland has made a successful transition to renewable energy, including generating and using wind power, said Chinh.

As Vietnam is making similar steps, the nation would like Scotland to share its experience and support in terms of investment and human resource training by granting scholarships for students or sending over experts.

Sturgeon supported the Vietnamese PM’s proposal and said Scotland has many advantages, experience in developing near-shore wind power, boosting offshore wind power, and is willing to share and cooperate with Vietnam in this field.

She also wished to strengthen cooperation in training and human resource development and welcomes Vietnamese students to study and do research in Scotland.

Scotland has committed to reducing emissions to zero by 2045 and in Glasgow, where COP26 will take place, is committed to achieving that target by 2030, said Sturgeon.

She also expressed confidence that Vietnam would contribute to the overall success of the conference.

PM Chinh had left for the U.K. on Sunday as the head of a delegation comprising officials from National Assembly committees and the ministries of defense, foreign affairs, environment, and finance.

At the annual event, he will attend the opening ceremony Monday, deliver speeches and meet with foreign leaders, officials from international organizations and other important partners.

COP26 will be attended by around 30,000 delegates from all over the world, including over 100 national leaders.

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