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Vietnam’s increasing position in international arena

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and a high-ranking delegation of Vietnam on November 3 successfully wrapped up their working trip to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and visit the UK, and left for an official visit to France.
The trip aims to carry out the 13th National Party Congress’s foreign policy of continuing to promote and improve the effectiveness of external relations work and international integration, along with Secretariat Directive 25 enhancing multilateral external relations until 2030. 

PM’s working trip to UK success beyond expectations

During more than three days in the UK, the Vietnamese PM had a busy and effective working schedule with numerous bilateral and multilateral meetings. 

In addition to attending and delivering his remarks at COP26 and events announcing major partners’ initiatives on the sidelines such as the launch of the Global Methane Pledge and the Leaders Action on Forests and Land Use session, as well as meeting the Vietnamese community in the UK, the PM had more than 20 bilateral meetings with leaders of the UK, the US, Germany, Japan, Canada and Australia, among others.

He also met with leaders of international organisations, including the United Nations Secretary-General, President of the European Commission (EC) and Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).



During the working trip, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has a meeting with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh attends the announcement ceremony of a direct Vietnam - UK air route
by the Bamboo Airways held in Edinburg city, the UK. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA



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Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh hosts a reception for the rector of the University of Liverpool
and a representative of the Hume Research Institute of Switzerland. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA



The Vietnamese Prime Minister witnesses the donation ceremony in support of Vietnam’s efforts to combat COVID-19. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh witnesses the exchanges of memorandums of understanding,
business deals between Vietnam and the UK. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA



The Vietnamese leader has a reception for CEO of Lego Niels Christiansen. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


He witnessed the signing of nearly 30 cooperation agreement between the Vietnamese Government, ministries, sectors, organisations and businesses with those of the UK and the world, notably the Plan of Action on tertiary education between the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and Wales authorities, and Vietjet and Rolls-Royce’s agreement to provide engines and engine services for Vietjet’s coming wide-body fleet with a total value of approximately 400 million US dollars.

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had more than 20 bilateral meetings with leaders of the UK, the US, Germany, Japan, Canada and Australia, among others.

He also met with leaders of international organisations, including the United Nations Secretary-General, President of the European Commission (EC) and Director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
PM Chinh's bilateral and multilateral activities demonstrated the Party and State’s external policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation and development; diversification and multilateralism of foreign relations; active and proactive international integration; and being a friend, a trustworthy partner and a responsible member of international community.

International friends spoke highly of Vietnam’s achievements and cooperation potential, affirming that they are willing to sustainably cooperate with the country in line with the win-win spirit as PM Chinh said.


Vietnam plays active role in climate change response

As a large-scale and top important international conference on climate change, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland (UK), drew leaders and representatives of 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including over 120 heads of state and prime ministers, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and leaders of international organisations and financial institutions, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations.


At the event, leaders expressed their concern over the increasingly serious impacts of climate change on the Earth.

They reaffirmed that the international community needs to take urgent actions right now, make stronger commitments and strive more to cope with the current climate crisis.

Speakers also emphasised the need for developed countries to fulfill their commitments to mobilise funds in support of developing nations' adaptation and resilience efforts, saying that COP26 is the last chance to restore nature and protect the future of humanity.


The opening ceremony of the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: AFP/VNA


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers a speech at COP26. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


 Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26  in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA
 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA
 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres welcome
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chi to COP26. Photo: VNA



UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh at COP26. Photo: VNA


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets with US President Joe Biden on the sidelines of COP26. Photo: VNA


The Vietnamese Prime Minister meets his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison on the sidelines of COP26. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


On the sidelines of COP26, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has a meeting
with Britain’s Prince Charles Philip Arthur George. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA



On the occasion, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has a meeting with
President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in the UK. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh receives World Bank (WB) Managing Director
of Operations Axel van Trotsenburg on the sidelines of COP26. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA

 
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivered an important speech at COP26 to affirm Vietnam's strong determination and commitment to joining hands with the international community in response to climate change – one of the current biggest global challenges.

Speaking at COP26, the Vietnamese Prime Minister affirmed that Climate change has truly become the greatest challenge to mankind. Extreme weather phenomena and sea level rise are seriously affecting the food and water security, the sustainable development, and even the survival of many countries and communities. This warning from nature compels us to put forward strong measures and act responsibly without further delay at the global level. As this is a global issue, a global approach is required. As this issue affects every person, an inclusive approach is necessary.


He underlined that climate change response and the restoration of nature must become the highest priority in all development decisions. They must form the highest ethical standards for all levels, sectors, businesses and citizens.

Science and technology must lead the charge, and financing must lend leverage to the transitioning of the development model towards a green, circular, sustainable, inclusive, and humanistic economy. All that we do must be nature-based and centered around people, for they are the actors and drivers of sustainable development, in order to leave no one behind.


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has a meeting with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA


On the sidelines of COP26, the Vietnamese Prime Minister meets with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau. Photo: VNA


Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Photo: VNA


On the sidelines of COP26, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets
with Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio. Photo: Duong Giang/VNA



 Heads of delegations at the launch of the Global Methane Pledge under the co-chair of US President Joe Biden
ưand President of the European Commission (EC) Ursula von der Leyen in Glasgow, the UK. Photo: VNA

 

On the sidelines of COP26, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh meets with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry. Photo: VNA 


All countries need to make strong commitments on greenhouse emissions reduction, grounded in the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, respective capacities and circumstances. Let me take this opportunity to call for justice and fairness in the fight against climate change. This is imperative to limit the global temperature increase. For its part, although we are a developing country that started industrialization only over the three decades ago, Vietnam will capitalize on its advantage in renewable energy and take stronger measures to reduce greenhouse gas emission. To this end, we will make use of our own domestic resources, along with the cooperation and support of the international community, especially from the developed countries, in terms of finance and technology, including through mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, in order to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.

COP26 drew leaders and representatives of 197 parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including over 120 heads of state and prime ministers, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and leaders of international organisations and financial institutions, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations.
Climate finance, technology transfer, and capacity-building play a critical role in ensuring the success of the Paris Agreement. Developed countries, being major emitters in the past in exchange for present economic prosperity, need to fully meet their existing financial commitments. At the same time, it is urgent for us to arrive at more ambitious financial targets for the post-2025 period.

As one of the countries worst affected by climate change, Vietnam is making every effort to both respond to climate change and foster economic development to grow and ensure an ever-better life for its people, while contributing responsibly alongside the international community. We look forward to advancing cooperation with international partners through investment programs and projects, and sustainable development.

 
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