Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City has expressed willingness to strengthen cooperation in green and renewable energy development.
This was expressed by the Secretary of the city Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen to US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry during the meeting.
On the occasion, Nen spoke of the US's contributions to the promotion of climate change mitigation and in green projects. He shared about the city’s trend of using clean and green energy and sought more cooperation activities in developing green and renewable energy.
According to Nguyen Van Nen, "many areas across Vietnam and HCM City in particular have high and unexploited potential for green and renewable energy development."
It has been reported that he further shared that the city has been working hard to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, and need support from the US side for the same.
In response, the US official stated that many US firms can assist HCM City and other localities of Vietnam in switching their power supply model to green and clean energy such as solar and wind power, as per the local reports.
He expressed hope that "Vietnam can become a leading country in the region in new energy development."