Vietnam ready to mobilise all resources for national strategy on biodiversity

Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Vo Tuan Nhan (centre) and other members of the Vietnamese delegation at the meeting (Photo: VNA)- Vietnam will further actively be part of efforts for the global biodiversity preservation and is willing to mobilise all resources for effectively implement its national strategy on the matter, affirmed Deputy Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Vo Tuan Nhan.Addressing a high-level session of the ongoing 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Canada, the Deputy Minister called on member countries to take similar actions towards building a prosperous and healthy planet.As an active member of the convention, Vietnam recommended quickly establishing mechanisms to support its implementation, including new ones for finance, resource mobilisation, capacity building, technique, scientific cooperation and technology transfer.It is also necessary to strengthen cooperation among stakeholders to successfully realise the ambitious goals of the global biodiversity framework, creating opportunities for each person, organisation, and country to maximise their roles and responsibilities in realising Vision 2050 on living in harmony with nature. Vietnam joined the CBD in 1994. In January 2022, the Vietnamese Government approved a national strategy on biodiversity to 2030 with a vision to 2050. COP 15 takes place from December 7 to 19 in Montreal, with governments from around the world coming together to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse nature loss./.

December 17, 2022 11:46 UTC

‘Vietnam Days in India’ helps tighten bilateral ties

An art performance at the event (Photo: VNA)– The “ Vietnam Days in India 2022” programme took place in New Delhi from December 12-14, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties The opener of the programme was the Magical Night Art Performance on December 12 evening by artists from the Viet Bac Folk Music and Dance Theater.Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong said that this art performance is a vivid demonstration of the cultural exchange between Vietnam and India, as audience in India had a chance to enjoy unique art forms of Vietnam, including those that have been recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage.This cultural programme will contribute to consolidating and promoting the friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, he added.The Vietnamese Cultural Space at the headquarters of the Vietnamese Embassy in New Delhi on December 13 was the highlight of the programme, during which visitors could experience Vietnamese folk art forms such as Dong Ho folk painting, ‘to he’ (toy figurines), and performances of ethnic musical instruments.It also provided participants with an opportunity to learn about the beauty of Vietnamese people and their daily lives through the Vietnam Vitality exhibition featuring outstanding books, photos, and magazines, especially those about President Ho Chi Minh. Vietnam Days Abroad ” is an annual national promotion programme chaired by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 2010. This is the second time the ministry has chosen India as the destination of the programme series, after the first in 2018./.

December 14, 2022 06:11 UTC

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