| | | Prime Minister Nguyá» n XuÃ¢n PhÃºc (r) receives Â former US Vice President Al Gore in HÃ Ná»i on Friday.â VNA/VNS PhotoÂ Thá»ng Nháº¥tÂ |
HÃ Ná»I â Viá»t Nam always considers the US as one of the most important partners and wants to push forward the practical and effective development of bilateral comprehensive partnership for the sake of the peoples of the two countries, said Prime Minister Nguyá» n XuÃ¢n PhÃºc on Friday.
During a reception in HÃ Ná»i for former US Vice President Al Gore, the PM lauded the guestâs contributions to normalising and boosting ties in the past.
Apart from trade and investment, he wished the two countries would further reinforce work in developing clean energy.Â Viá»t Nam was diversifying energy supplies and increasing the rate of renewable energies to ensure supply and meet international commitments to greenhouse emissions, he said, adding that the country was seeking capital and technology to invest in the field.Â
Viá»t Nam and the US had actively partnered in energy, not only at government but also corporate levels, PhÃºc added.
Gore said Viá»t Namâs robust development had made important contributions to regional development.Â
Recalling PhÃºcâs speeches on environmental issues at the G7 Summit held in Canada in June and other international forums, Gore hailed Viá»t Namâs initiatives on global environment protection and the response to climate change.Â
As Viá»t Nam is one of the countries hardest hit by climate change, Gore said sustainably developing clean energy was an important step to mitigate pollution and impact of climate change.Â
He added the use of wind and solar power had become a trend in many countries, including China, Japan and India, thanks to its low cost.Â
Speaking highly of Viá»t Namâs potential of solar and wind power, he said he hoped both sides would step up collaboration in the field. â VNS