Vietnam, Japan hold fifth environmental policy dialogue hinh anh 1Climate change response is one of the main cooperation fields between Vietnam and Japan. (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The fifth Vietnam-Japan Environment Policy Dialogue was held in Hanoi on January 9 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) and the Japanese Ministry of the Environment.

Speaking at the event, MoNRE Deputy Minister Vo Tuan Nhan spoke highly of the efforts by the Japanese ministry in cooperating with and supporting Vietnam in human resources development, and in helping the country deal with issues on environmental management policies and climate change response.

Cooperation with Japan in environmental protection has created opportunities for Vietnam to learn from the country’s experience in addressing issues related to environmental management, Nhan stated, adding that climate change response will be a main task of the ministry in 2019 and the following years.

Japanese Vice Minister of the Environment Takaaki Katsumata said that during the 45 years of diplomatic ties, Japan and Vietnam have cooperated with each other in many fields, including the environment.

The Vietnam-Japan Environmental Policy Dialogue enters the fifth edition, while the Vietnam-Japan Environmental Week is being held for the first time from January 9-11, he stated, adding that both sides will exchange views on climate change and waste management, and put forward solutions to address these issues and step up cooperative activities.

This year, they will continue consolidating their relations and boosting collaboration in the fields of environment and climate change through cooperation programmes and projects on policymaking, green growth, pollution control, and waste and wastewater management and treatment.

The MoNRE proposed that the Japanese side maintain cooperation and share its experience with Vietnam in making policies on climate change adaptation and greenhouse gas emission reduction. –VNA