On December 13, the thirteenth Session of the Joint Working Group on cooperation in the field of meteorological science and technology between China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) of Vietnam was held online. Both sides reviewed the implementation of bilateral cooperative projects since the JWG-12. Both sides agreed to reinforce cooperation in fields like weather forecasting, meteorological information exchange, meteorological observation and instruments, personnel training, and propel high level bilateral exchanges on the basis of mutual benefit and win-win results. Zhuang Guotai, Administrator of CMA and Tran Hong Thai, Administrator of Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VNMHA) , MONRE, signed the JWG-13 Summary Report on behalf of the two sides.
Zhuang Guotai expressed that CMA is willing to coordinate with Vietnam and prompt pragmatic cooperation in terms of regional climate projection, meteorological disaster risk management, response to climate change, and meteorological data exchange, making bigger contribution to regional and global meteorological development. China and Vietnam, as important members of World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and Typhoon Committee (TC), are expected to deepen high-level exchange of visits and technical exchanges.
On December 13, the thirteenth session of the Joint Working Group on cooperation in the field of meteorological science and technology between CMA and MONRE of Vietnam was opened online. Photoed by Lin Cheng
Tran Hong Thai expressed that both sides have cooperated in terms of severe weather consultation, meteorological information exchange, and severe weather early warning. They have played an active and instrumental role in all activities of WMO and RA-II, which has been highly recognized by countries and territories in the region. He hoped that both sides can further consolidate cooperation, and make contributions to natural disaster preparedness, sustainable social-economic development, and development of the two countries and the entire world.
Since the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation was signed in 1993, China and Vietnam have held 12 joint working group meetings and carried out about 150 cooperative projects, in particular, establishing normalized consultation mechanism in jointly combating typhoon disasters. (Dec. 20)
Editor: Liu Shuqiao