US President Joe Biden (left) and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland on November 1, 2021. Photo by the News Agency Vietnamese
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and President Joe Biden agreed to promote the comprehensive Vietnam-US partnership, including cooperation to resolve climate issues.
Meeting with the US President on Monday on the sidelines of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Prime Minister Chinh said he appreciated President Biden’s strengthening of cooperative relations between states. United and Vietnam as well as with Asian countries, affirming that Vietnam attaches great importance to and wishes to develop more effective and stable relations with the United States
Biden highly praised Vietnam’s proactive participation and strong commitment to COP26, especially its commitment to aim for net zero emissions, its determination to respond to climate change and transform into a green and circular economy.
Net zero emissions refer to the balance between the amount of greenhouse gases produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. The objective is reached when the quantity added is not greater than that removed.
The two leaders agreed to cooperate in terms of finance and technology to address issues related to climate change.
Chinh said Vietnam is encouraging US companies to invest in the clean energy sector and contribute to sustainable development in Vietnam.
COP26 takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, from October 31 to November 3.
In the presence of around 30,000 delegates from around the world, including more than 100 national leaders, it is hailed as the “last best chance” to fight climate change, restore nature and protect future generations.