Vietnam attends pre-COP26 parliamentary meeting in Italy

A Vietnamese delegation head by Vice Chairman of the National Assembly Committee for External Relations Don Tuan Phong has attended a pre-COP26 parliamentary meeting held on October 8-9 in Rome, Italy.

Co-organised by the Italian Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), the meeting takes place in preparation for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).

In his opening remarks, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio affirmed the need for immediate joint actions in response to climate change and for a related global commitment.

He said the green transition will be more and more effective when commitments are made based on the principle of multilateralism and mutual benefit. Therefore, international forums will be an important opportunity for joint efforts to achieve specific agreements.

Hosted by Italy and the UK, the COP26 is scheduled to run in Glasgow, the UK from November 1 to 12. It brings together leaders from across the globe to advance climate action and promote implementation of the 2015 Paris Agreement, the world’s major legally-binding international treaty on climate change.