ASEAN, RoK agree to strengthen cooperation on environment, combating climate change hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: AFP)
Seoul (VNA) - The Republic of Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) held an online meeting on September 16 to discuss cooperation in combating climate change and other environmental issues.

Mr. Lee Tong-q, Director-General for Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Scientific Affairs, and his ASEAN counterpart, Nguyen Minh Cuong, chaired the meeting. The two sides discussed how to expand cooperation on policy and technology to address environmental issues.

The two sides agreed to hold a meeting at least once a year to share experiences in responding to climate change and other issues and continue to identify areas for bilateral cooperation. In particular, the RoK expressed hope for stronger cooperation with ASEAN countries in enhancing marine waste treatment capacity and intensifying efforts to neutralise Co2 and restore forests.
ASEAN and the RoK started their dialogue on the environment and climate change on December 2020 when Seoul promoted its New Southern Policy to strengthen diplomatic and economic cooperation with ASEAN./.