HANOI, 8th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Vietnam is joining international efforts to protect the blue ocean in response to World Ocean Day 2022, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
Themed "Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean", this year's day highlights the importance of coordinating activities between nations and organisations to revive degrading ocean and marine ecosystems and preserve the marine environment and natural resources for sustainable development goals.
Vietnam is one of the 12 biodiversity centres and one of the 16 countries owning the highest biodiversity globally with rare and precious genetic resources. However, the nation is facing degradation in biodiversity along with other great challenges, requiring each individual to be more aware of the importance of protecting the environment and ensuring a harmonious relationship between man and nature.
In May 2020, the Government issued Decision No. 647/QD-TTg approving an international cooperation project on sustainable marine economic development of Vietnam to 2030. The project affirms that international collaboration on sustainable development of the marine economy must ensure the consistent implementation of the foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, friendship, cooperation and development, diversification and multilateralisation; as well as the legitimate rights and interests of the Vietnamese nation and people.