Prime Minister’s attendance at COP28, trip to Turkey gain impressive results

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(VOVWORLD) - Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh returned to Hanoi on Sunday, wrapping up his trip to attend the World Climate Action Summit within the framework of COP28 in the United Arab Emirates and to pay an official visit to Turkey. PM Chinh’s trip reflected Vietnam’s growing position, prestige, and image as a strong, dynamic country honoring its climate change commitments and helping to meet global challenges. The trip opens a new era in relations between Vietnam and Turkey and creates momentum to bring Vietnam-UAE relations to new heights.
Prime Minister’s attendance at COP28, trip to Turkey gain impressive results - ảnh 1Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the World Climate Action Summit (Photo: VOV)

The Prime Minister's trip from November 29 to December 3 achieved all set goals and tasks, contributing to the implementation of Vietnam’s foreign policy set out at the 13th National Party Congress. The Prime Minister conducted 60 activities, 20 in Turkey and 40 in the UAE, with strategic, long-term, and very specific results.

Vietnams imprints and major messages delivered at COP28

At COP 28 Prime Minister Chinh made speeches at forums, delivering important messages from Vietnam to the international community about the need for drastic action to realize commitments.

The Prime Minister said that the impacts of climate change and epidemics in recent years have demonstrated that these are borderless challenges and are everyone’s problem. Every country must combine its maximum internal strength with external strength, promote multilateralism, and center on people and common interests globally to meet these challenges.

He urged developed countries to increase support for developing and underdeveloped countries, especially capital, advanced technology transfer, and training of high-quality human resources, while urging developing and underdeveloped countries not to simply rely on external support but improve their own capacity and strive for self-reliance.

The world needs to ensure equity and justice in combating climate change, balancing clean energy transition and global energy security, and balancing development needs and green transition.

Mr. Chinh urged the Group of 135 developing countries (G77) to prioritize cooperation in science and technology to transform the economic model to green, circular and sustainable while promoting preferential financing to unlock global climate goals.

Sharing what Vietnam has done to combat climate change, Prime Minister Chinh said that, since COP26 in Glasgow, Vietnam has implemented 12 major, comprehensive measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure energy independence and security.

Mr. Chinh announced Vietnam’s Resource Mobilization Plan to establish a Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) between Vietnam and the International Partnership Group. Partner countries have pledged to mobilize 15.5 billion USD over the next 3 to 5 years to address Vietnam’s urgent need for energy transition. The World Bank plans to loan 5-7 billion USD for new generation projects in Vietnam.

New period in bilateral cooperation

For Turkey and the UAE, the Prime Minister's trip takes place at a very meaningful time, with Vietnam and Turkey celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations and Vietnam and the UAE marking 30 years of their diplomatic ties.

The Prime Minister's visit to Turkey saw a breakthrough in bilateral relations, with the two countries agreeing to promote the early opening of a Turkish Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, opening the door for agricultural trade to raise bilateral trade to 4-5 billion USD in the near future. Senior leaders of the two countries discussed for the first time the possibility of upgrading bilateral ties to a new partnership framework.

PM Chinh’s trip to the UAE created new momentum in bilateral relations. The Prime Minister and UAE leaders agreed to soon sign a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and increase bilateral trade to 10 billion USD in the coming years. The UAE pledged to help Vietnam develop its Halal industry and promote cooperation on green growth, digital transformation, and innovation.

During the PM’s trip, Vietnamese ministries, sectors, localities and businesses signed 21 cooperation agreements with UAE and Turkish partners in security, agriculture, civil aviation, human resources, digital transformation, and seaports.