Vietnam committed to climate change response: PM

By Thanh Tam   October 27, 2021 | 09:45 pm PT
Vietnam committed to climate change response: PM
Heavy smog in HCMC, November 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen
Vietnam is determined to respond to climate change, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said during talks with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera Wednesday.

It is committed to reducing emissions, changing into a ‘green’ economy and demonstrating responsibility in protecting the environment, he said while speaking on the phone with the Chilean leader, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

He hailed Chile's role in responding to climate change as the chairperson of the 2019 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

He called on the country to create favorable conditions for developing countries to access finance and technology to improve their capability to adapt to climate change, especially in the context that the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference is set to be held from October 31 to December 6 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pinera said he looked forward to strengthening cooperation with Vietnam in this important area to work toward a safe environment for future generations.

The two countries have agreed on a number of measures to strengthen their comprehensive partnership, including cooperation to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, trade promotion and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations.

They also agreed to coordinate their positions at multilateral forums and in international organizations, and help strengthen the relationship between ASEAN and the Pacific Alliance to promote peace and stability.

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