|State President of Việt Nam Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — VNA/VNS Photo Thống Nhất|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese State President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will attend and deliver a speech at the Leaders Summit on Climate to be virtually held on April 22-23.
The summit is held at the initiation of US President Joe Biden.
The invitation originally came to the then State President and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng according to the announcement from the US White House on March 26, but since he stepped down from the role as President on April 2 during a National Assembly session, Trọng’s successor, Phúc, will virtually attend along with 40 world leaders.
The Leaders Summit on Climate will underscore the urgency and the economic benefits of stronger climate action.
It will be a key milestone on the road to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November in Glasgow, UK, which aim to "bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.” — VNS