Scene at the ceremony debuting the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the EU Delegation to Vietnam held a ceremony to present the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) in Hanoi on June 21.

The event drew the participation of more than 100 representatives from State agencies, financial institutions, non-governmental organisations and Vietnam’s development partners.

Addressing the function, Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh stressed the importance of the energy group, adding that it would establish a mechanism for deeper and wider cooperation.

It would also help Vietnam attract resources, boost effectiveness of high-level policy consultations, and implement energy security goals and sustainable growth commitments, he stated.

Bruno Angelet, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam, affirmed the EU’s commitment to assisting Vietnam in building a sustainable energy sector.

Later, Ambassador Angelet and Minister Tran Tuan Anh inked a letter of intent on continuous collaboration for green energy in Vietnam.

The occasion also saw the signing of a joint statement on strengthening partnerships in developing renewable energy among Vietnam, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain and the UK.

The pact reiterated strong support of the EU for Vietnam to ensure affordable and sustainable access to energy for all people and design urgent measures to tackle climate change impacts.-VNA