US Ambassador visits Can Tho, promotes development cooperation in Mekong Delta
In a meeting with Can Tho City Party Secretary Le Quang Manh, Ambassador Marc Knapper emphasized that the future of Vietnam-US relations is not only shaped by Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, but also by the people. in all 63 provinces of Vietnam.
“Places like Can Tho will play an important role in the cooperation between our two countries in the next 25 years.”he said.
Also at the meeting, Ambassador Marc Knapper discussed the priorities of the bilateral relationship, reaffirmed the US commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, the bilateral relationship and the resolution of the problem. address the challenges facing the Mekong Delta region. The two sides also discussed measures to strengthen bilateral cooperation in areas of common concern such as climate change, health and education.
Also during the visit, the Ambassador had the opportunity to visit the Mekong Delta by boat with ecologists to understand first-hand the effects of climate change on the environment, communities, public health and the environment. economy.
Meeting with environmental experts from the DRAGON-Mekong Institute, Ambassador Marc Knapper discussed the institute’s cutting-edge research and training courses, as well as the effects of climate change on major deltas such as the Mekong Delta. Kowloon.
Through the Mekong-US Partnership, the United States has been assisting countries in the lower Mekong region to promote stability, peace, prosperity, and sustainable development. The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded many programs in forest management, biodiversity, and conservation in Vietnam.
The Ambassador also attended the ceremony honoring local health workers and their tireless efforts to combat the COVID-19 epidemic. According to him, support for frontline doctors is the foundation of the epidemic response process. The United States has always been a dedicated partner, providing vaccines, technical assistance in case management and medical equipment to Vietnam, but according to him, “none of these things can work out.” results without frontline health workers”.
In addition, within the framework of the visit, the Ambassador met with the management board and students of Can Tho University. He emphasized the people-to-people cooperation and encouraged efforts to protect the environment and minimize the impact of climate change among young people.
On April 8, the Ambassador attended the opening ceremony of The Interceptor 003 – a solar-powered waste collection system on the Can Tho River, a result of cooperation between Coca-Cola Company and NGOs. Government of The Ocean Cleanup.
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