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Việt Nam hopes for more support from UN Environment


   Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng met Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim in Hà Nội on August 8, during which he proposed that the UN Environment continue supporting Việt Nam in reviewing, revising and completing laws and policies related to environment.

Deputy Prime Minister Trịnh Đình Dũng (R) welcomes Director of the UN Environment Programme Erik Solheim (Photo: VNA)

   Việt Nam hopes to receive assistance in conducting national action programmes on responding to climate change, green house emission, and forest protection, said Deputy PM Dũng. He also suggested that the UN Environment sent experts to Việt Nam, and share experience in environmental protection and related issues, while helping the country in personnel training. He affirmed that the Vietnamese Government is always determined to protect the environment and not to exchange the environment for economic development.

   At the meeting, Deputy PM Dũng lauded the cooperation and support that the UN Environment has given to Việt Nam over the past years, especially in technique, experience, policy-making, and personnel training, which has significantly contributed to protecting the environment in Việt Nam.

   He clarified the Government’s management and direction in designing socio-economic policies as well as legal administration is crucial in preserving the environment, along with the development of renewable energy and science and technology, the improvement of human resources and community’s awareness in the field.

   Currently, Việt Nam is going forwards green and environmentally-friendly growth with science and technology playing the core role, and the private sector acting as pioneer in ensuring waste treatment and minimizing green house emission.

   For his part, Erik Solheim congratulated Việt Nam on socio-economic development, especially in agriculture and education expressing hope that Việt Nam will continue gaining success in the area of environment.

   Sharing Dũng’s opinion, Solheim said that the UN Environment will continue walking hands in hands with countries, including Việt Nam in promoting cooperation and support in the environment.

   During his visit to Việt Nam, Solheim and his delegation also visited the Cúc Phương National Park and recognized Vietnam’s efforts in preserving rare animals■

Thanh Huyền  (VNA source)

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