Swedish ambassador stated this at a press briefing in Hanoi on July 1
to mark his country assuming the EU presidency on the same day.
According to the diplomat, the UN summit on climate
change in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2009 is expected to benefit
the countries that are being severely affected by climate change,
The EU is willing to work with Vietnam to prepare
and negotiate a new treaty on climate change to be signed at the
upcoming summit in Copenhagen, said the ambassador.
Sean Doyle, ambassador and head of the EC Delegation
to Vietnam, noted that the EU has carried out many cooperation
programmes with Vietnam in a number of fields, and it will continue to
promote ties with Vietnam in the spirit of the long-standing
relationship between Vietnam and Sweden.
He also expressed hopes that the EU and Vietnam will
finish the negotiations of their partnership and cooperation agreement
before the 8th ASEM summit, which is being held in Belgium in October
The agreement covers a wide range of issues,
including the environment, climate change, development cooperation,
trade, and science and technology. It will replace the 1995 EU-Vietnam
framework agreement on cooperation.