PM meets leaders of US, RoK, Thailand, GEF

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh met with President of the US Joe Biden, President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in, Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha, and the Chairperson and CEO of the Global Environment Fund in Glasgow, the UK, on late November 1.


His separate meetings took place within the framework of the ongoing 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).

PM Chinh and President Biden agreed to further promote the Vietnam – US comprehensive partnership, including the cooperation in finance and technology to deal with climate issues, especially to fully implement the mechanisms under the Paris Agreement on climate change.

The Vietnamese leader welcomed US businesses’ engagement in green and sustainable development areas in Vietnam.

Talking to the RoK President, PM Chinh said he hopes the two countries will further intensify their strategic partnership and strengthen ties in all fields, from politics, diplomacy, trade, investment to people-to-people exchange and culture.

President Moon agreed that their countries will keep close cooperation to bolster relations in economy, trade, and especially, high technology.

Vietnam and the RoK will reinforce cooperation via all channels and in all aspects, including boosting delegation exchanges, both leaders concurred.

Meanwhile, the PMs of Vietnam and Thailand discussed ways to advance the two countries’ strategic partnership in various spheres, and in both bilateral and multilateral aspects.

 PM Chan-o-cha affirmed that Thailand is ready to boost multifaceted connections with Vietnam, including investment, innovation, sustainable development, digital transformation, and human resources training.

The leaders pledged to continue working closely with other ASEAN members to build the ASEAN Community and enhance relations with partners.

PM Chinh vowed support and close coordination to ensure success for the ASEAN Year 2022 in Thailand.

Meeting with Chairman and CEO of the the Global Environment Fund Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, PM Chinh said Vietnam welcomes and highly values the fund’s long-term vision and assistance for countries to implement programmes and projects to achieve nature recovery, carbon neutrality, and no pollution by 2050.

The fund leader applauded the Vietnamese Government’s efforts in recent years to deal with environmental and climate change issues, noting that its commitments made at the COP26 are very strong and timely, showing the country’s readiness to join hands with the international community to cope with climate change and protect the environment.

The fund will continue accompanying and is ready to help Vietnam with climate change response, he added./.