Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded former US Secretary of State John Kerry’s efforts for bilateral ties during a reception in Hanoi on January 18.

The PM also promised to direct agencies concerned to consider Kerry’s proposal for a Vietnamese partner to form a joint-venture that will build a wind power mill in the country, adding that the Vietnamese Government always considers renewable energy a priority field.  

He said he hoped that Kerry and partners will make further contributions to Vietnam – US ties.

Kerry, for his part, said the delegation includes those who previously urged the US to lift embargo on Vietnam and promote partnership between the two countries.

As Vietnam is facing climate change impact in the Mekong Delta and shortage of power for development, he said he knows banks and international organisations that are interested in investing in clean power in the country. Therefore, he wished to receive support from the Vietnamese Government, ministries, agencies and localities in the regard.

He expressed his belief that on the back of the past experience in similar projects in other countries, the project in Vietnam will be a success.-VNA