Vietnamese and Republic of Korea (RoK) environment ministers gathered at a conference in Seoul on June 20 to discuss measures to boost bilateral environmental cooperation.

At 10th Vietnam-RoK Environment Ministers Meeting, co-chaired by Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Minh Quang and his RoK counterpart Yoon Seong-kyu, the two sides reviewed their cooperation over the past time and discussed possibilities for developing bilateral ties in the 2012-2015 period.

They plan to enhance information and experience exchanges, increase human resources for the natural resources and environment sector, develop technology and environmental industry and build environmental infrastructure in Vietnam .

The RoK side will help Vietnam revise its 2005 Law on Environmental Protection and realise the national target programme on pollution settlement and environmental improvement.

Participants discussed how the two countries can tackle regional and global environment-related issues such as climate change adaptation, green growth and green economy.

The two sides highly valued their cooperation over the past and agreed to continue stepping up environmental links in the future.

The annual event has been co-hosted by the two ministries since they signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation in 2004.-VNA