The event saw the participation of leaders and representatives of 197 parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including more than 140 leaders of countries, international organisations, multinational groups and non-governmental organisations.
Taking place on December 1 - 2, the summit provides a forum for countries to make new and stronger commitments and actions about financial and technological contributions and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction to reach the targets set in the Paris Agreement on climate change.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left) and President of the host country UAE Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan (right) welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. (Photo: COP28)
The Prime Minister's participation in the COP28 sends a strong message to the international community about a proactive, active and responsible Vietnam in addressing one of the biggest and most concerned global challenges today, climate change, and at the same time, affirms Vietnam's role and position in regional and international cooperation frameworks, along with its consistent policy on building a green, circular economy and proactively responding to climate change.