Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan made the
statement at the Oct. 18 session of the 12th Francophone Summit in Quebec,
The Vietnamese government appreciates the
international and the French speaking countries’ efforts in environmental
protection, the Vice State President said.
She called on developed countries to play a more
active role in protecting the environment, dealing with climate change,
supporting developing countries and making specific commitments for an effective
implementation of international conventions on earth protection in coming time.
Doan said Vietnam has implemented concrete
measures to protect the environment, including developing a national
environmental protection strategy till 2010 and vision to 2020.
The country has participated in many international
environmental protection conferences and signed the Kyoto protocol and the
UNFCCC, she added.
Regarding the International Francophone
Organisation’s General Secretary Diouf statement, Vice State President Doan said
the OIF, as an important part of the international community, should stand side
by side with the UN and work closely with other international organisations in
preventing and dealing with conflicts, reducing hunger, boosting economic
development and protecting the diverse ethnic cultures.
In her opinion, the Francophone community’s
cooperation models, such as the tripartite and four-sided cooperation in
agriculture, health and education, have proved to be effective and suitable to
member countries’ situations and means.
She also expressed her hope that
developed countries and international financial institutions would provide
financial and political support for developing Francophone countries to achieve
the UN Millennium Development Goals towards a balance development in the