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Vietnam, US to cooperate on climate change response

By Vo Thanh   November 1, 2021 | 10:58 pm PT
Vietnam, US to cooperate on climate change response
U.S. President Joe Biden (L) and PM Pham Minh Chinh at the 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, November 1, 2021. Photo by Vietnam News Agency
PM Pham Minh Chinh and President Joe Biden agreed to promote the Vietnam-U.S. comprehensive partnership, including cooperation to solve climate issues.

Meeting the U.S. president on Monday on the sidelines of 2021 U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, PM Chinh said he appreciated President Biden having strengthened cooperation relations between the U.S. and Vietnam as well as Asian countries, affirming Vietnam attaches great importance to and wishes to develop more effective and stable relations with the U.S.

Biden highly praised Vietnam's proactive participation and strong commitment at COP26, especially its commitment to target net zero emissions, determination to respond to climate change and transform to a green and circular economy.

Net zero emissions refer to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gas produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. The target is achieved when the amount added is no more than that removed.

The two leaders agreed to cooperate in terms of finance and technologies to solve climate change issues.

Chinh said Vietnam welcomes U.S. companies to invest in the clean energy sector and contribute to sustainable development in Vietnam.

COP26 is taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 12.

Attended by around 30,000 delegates from all over the world, including over 100 national leaders, it is hailed as the "last best chance" to tackle climate change, restore nature and protect future generations.

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