National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (R) meetsUK Cabinet Office Minister and President for 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Alok Sharma (Photo: VNA) London (VNA) – National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue had a meeting in London on June 30 (local time) with UK Cabinet Office Minister and President for 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) Alok Sharma who expressed impression at Vietnam’s determination in transition to green and renewable energy. Sharma said he hopes Vietnam will make political commitments on the thresholds of the COP27, along with government ones at the highest level in the work. The official showed interest in bilateral cooperation in finance, regulation reform and experience sharing in power transition as well as measures to promote the partnership in the future. He revealed that Britain PM Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen had agreed to sign a letter to Vietnamese PM … [Read more...] about COP26 President hails Vietnam’s determination in transition to green, renewable energy
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Vietnam’s commitments at the COP26 showcase its strong political will in the fight against climate change and transitioning to a green economy. Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) would step up its legislative role to ensure the country’s successful realization of commitments at COP26, including their legalization into the legal framework, and allocate funds for green growth. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and UK Cabinet Minister and President-Designate of COP26 Alok Sharma. Source: quochoi.vn “The NA would continue supervising the Government in implementing national plans and potential adjustment toward green growth.” NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue gave the remarks during a meeting with the UK Cabinet Minister and President-Designate of COP26 Alok Sharma on June 30. At the meeting, the UK minister said the climate change issue has now become an urgent matter, and expressed his impression of Vietnam’s determination in transitioning to renewables. Sharma also … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s National Assembly to legalize commitments at COP26
The UK and the European Commission (EC) have agreed to sign a proposal to Vietnamese government for setting up a partnership for energy transition between the group of seven developed economies (G7) and Vietnam, British Cabinet Office Minister Alok Sharma has stated. The UK minister released the information at his meeting in London on Thursday with visiting Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue, who arrived on Tuesday for a three-day visit at the invitations of Speaker of the UK House of Lords John McFall and Speaker of the House of Commons of the UK Lindsay Hoyle, the Vietnam News Agency reported. Minister Sharma told Hue that Britain PM Boris Johnson and EC President Ursula von der Leyen had agreed to sign a letter to Vietnamese PM Pham Minh Chinh proposing the establishment of a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) between G7 and the Southeast Asian country. Sharma, who is also the President of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference … [Read more...] about UK, EC propose setting up G7-Vietnam energy transition partnership: British minister
Speaking at a working session with the Standing Board of the provincial Party Committee as part of his trip to Ben Tre, President Phuc lauded the province’s efforts in economic development, with its gross regional domestic product (GRDP) up 4.18 percent in the first half of this year. Ben Tre has combined agricultural restructuring with new-style rural area building, he said, stressing that the province has focused on developing value chains for local agricultural products. The leader pointed out challenges and limitations of the province, such as the severe impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, high poverty rate, poor production capacity, limited infrastructure, and a lack of quality personnel. Ben Tre should focus on planning, pursue green growth, boost the processing industry and energy sectors, and push ahead with urban building, he said. President Phuc asked the province to further restructure its agricultural sector, strive to adapt to climate change, … [Read more...] about Trade, services and tourism should be spearhead sectors of Ben Tre: President
At a meeting in London on June 30 with Kenneth Atkinson, head of the British Business Group in Vietnam (Britcham), and representatives of British groups and investment funds operating in Vietnam, Hue affirmed that the relationship between Vietnam and the U.K. is at an all-time high. He believed the U.K. will continue to elevate its role and position in terms of economy, trade and investment in Asia-Pacific, including the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Vietnam. The N.A. Chairman said two-way trade has reached 6-7 billion USD per year, but there remains huge room for the countries to boost trade. Hue expressed his hope that Britcham will further affirm its role in attracting and guiding British businesses in Vietnam, while intensifying its consultation and policy support for these firms. The Vietnamese legislature, government, ministries, agencies and localities are willing to work to improve the investment and business environment for both domestic and … [Read more...] about Vietnam seeks stronger trade, education ties with U.K.