Delphine Malard (right) and Nguyen Trung Hieu at the meeting (Source: VNA)

Can Tho (VNA) – A delegation of the European Union has sought closer cooperation with the Steering Committee of the Southwest Region in order to increase socio-economic partnership between the EU and the Mekong Delta region.

The delegation, led by Delphine Malard, First Counselor of the EU Delegation to Vietnam, had a working session with the steering committee in Can Tho City on September 30.

Delphine Malard said she hopes there will be more opportunities for the two sides to work together in socio-economic development, including responding to climate change and sea level rise in the region.

Vice Head of the Steering Committee Nguyen Trung Hieu spoke highly of the support and cooperation the EU has provided for Vietnam in general and the Mekong Delta in particular.

He requested that the EU and its member nations continue their cooperation with the region in coping with climate change and sea level rise.

Specifically, the steering committee asked for the EU’s help in training personnel in climate change adaptation and in conducting research in the field.-VNA