Vietnam, Ireland Agree to Cooperation on Education, Power

Vietnam and Ireland agreed Monday to increase their cooperation in training, renewable power, information and facts technology and health and fitness care, throughout a go to towards the Southeast Asian country by Irish President Michael Higgins.

Higgins stated he and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang mentioned how the two nations can serve as a bridge for producing relations with the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

"We discussed the alterations during the economic circumstances of both of our nations in recent instances and how Ireland and Vietnam can cooperate on getting both bridges on the 1 hand on the European Union and to the other, a bridge to your 600 million individuals in the ASEAN community," Higgins told reporters at a joint news conference with Quang.

In addition they talked about climate alter and sustainable improvement and just how the 2 countries can meet their obligations beneath the Paris climate agreement, Higgins said.

Quang explained the two countries have a lot far more to offer you in boosting their cooperation.

"We are pleased to view really good improvement in Vietnam-Ireland relations, as well as two nations still have substantially potential to promote cooperation in parts of mutual interests this kind of as trade, investment, schooling, green engineering, agriculture, health and fitness care and sustainable improvement," Quang explained.

Between agreements signed Monday and witnessed by Higgins and Quang have been 3 wind power projects in southern Vietnam that has a total investment of $2.two billion.

Vitality consumption in Vietnam has noticed an annual enhance of more than ten percent over the past decade and is anticipated to continue to improve to meet expanding demand inside the nation of 93 million.