Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng at a press briefing in Hà Nội on Thursday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — An inspection team from the European Commission (EC) will visit Việt Nam from next month to assess the country’s efforts in implementing the recommendations on fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The information was released by Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lê Thị Thu Hằng at a regular press conference in Hà Nội yesterday.
During their stay in Việt Nam from November 4-14, the officials from the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG – MARE) are scheduled to meet high-ranking Vietnamese leaders, take part in working sessions with representatives of agencies, including the Directorate of Fisheries, and make field trips to some localities, she added.
Since 2017, Vietnamese agencies, localities and organisations have carried out solutions to build a sustainable and responsible fishery sector, and curb IUU fishing on the basis of the EC’s recommendations, reaping positive outcomes, the spokesperson noted.
Việt Nam stands ready to coordinate with the EC in combating IUU fishing, she said.
Congratulations to Japan
Việt Nam congratulates the royal family and people of Japan on the occasion of the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito, said Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hằng.
Việt Nam strongly believes the Reiwa reign, the country and people of Japan will continue to reap great achievements in building a prosperous country, and the Việt Nam-Japan extensive strategic partnership will continue to be strengthened and developed in the interest of the people of both countries, and for peace, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Emperor Naruhito became the 126th Emperor of Japan on May 1, 2019, starting the new imperial era of Reiwa. His enthronement ceremony will take place on October 22. — VNS