|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received new UNDP Resident Representative in Vietnam to present Letter of Credentials. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
At the reception, Foreign Minister Son lauded UNDP’s contributions to Vietnam’s socio-economic growth, particularly in epidemic prevention and control and post-pandemic recovery.
He suggested that the UN body continue to offer its support in terms of resources, policy advice, and experience sharing to Vietnam to implement its industrialisation and modernisation, and the 2021-2030 socio-economic development strategy.
|Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son received the Letter of Credentials from Ms. Ramla Al Khalidi, UNDP's new Resident Representative in Vietnam. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
He also proposed further assistance for Vietnam to implement commitments on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions reduction, and negotiate the establishment of a just energy transition partnership (JETP), focusing on completing the legal framework, access to finance and technology, and improving governance capacity.
The Foreign Minister hoped for more attention from UNDP to be paid to other important sectors such as digital transformation, and mine action, among others.
|Ms. Ramla Al Khalidi affirmed that UNDP always attaches importance to cooperation with Vietnam. (Photo: WVR/Quang Hoa)
For her part, the UNDP official congratulated Vietnam on being elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the 2023-2025 tenure.
She pledged to work closely with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other competent agencies to successfully implement UNDP’s Country Programme document and the UN’s cooperation framework for Vietnam in the 2022 – 2026 period, especially in economic recovery, which covers the support for small- and medium-sized businesses, climate change response, and digital technology application in the fields of health and education.