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Viet Nam welcomes COP21's climate deal

Update: December, 14/2015 - 08:16
Viet Nam has welcomed the Paris Agreement, which attempts to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2oC, saying that it will open a new chapter in coping with climate change. — VNA/VNS Photo Lam Khanh

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam has welcomed the Paris Agreement, which attempts to limit the rise in global temperature to less than 2oC, saying that it will open a new chapter in coping with climate change.

In a statement yesterday, Vietnamese Foreign Minister Spokesman Le Hai Binh said that the ratification of the deal at the 2015 United National Climate Change Conference on Saturday night was also an important step in global efforts in dealing with climate change.

"The world community needs to have strong political determination and effective co-operation to seriously and appropriately implement the Paris deal," Binh said.

"Developed countries should take the lead to limit the greenhouse effect, support and enhance capacity for developing countries to implement the deal together," he stressed.

Binh noted that being among the most-affected countries, Viet Nam had actively implemented measures to cope with climate change and seriously implemented international commitments in climate change as well as proposed commitment content.

Viet Nam had also actively participated in the Paris Agreement negotiations and taken great effort for common efforts as well as protect the nation's legitimate interests, he said. — VNS

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