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Meeting with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry

On March 10, 2022, the Cooperation Signing Ceremony between Can Tho City Union of Friendship Organizations, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Für Die Freiheit Vietnam (FNF), and Can Tho University took place at the Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations Hall.

Overview of the signing ceremony

 Accordingly, the parties signed a memorandum of understanding to implement programs and projects promoting sustainable urban development and environmental protection in Can Tho City taking the initiative to adapt and mitigate climate change problems through ecosystem conservation action. Furthermore, the representative of the Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations stated her hope that via the signing, programs may enhance solidarity and friendship between the people of Can Tho and the German people, encouraging the connection of businesses in Can Tho and enterprises in Germany in order to exchange investment opportunities and cooperation and introducing NGOs in Germany to learn about Can Tho's social security operations.

Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan - Rector of Can Tho University spoke about the potential of the cooperation program and the role of Can Tho University

Prof. Dr. Andreas Stoffers - Country Director of FNF in Vietnam introduced about FNF Institute and the contents of projects to be implemented in Can Tho City

Speaking at the ceremony, Assoc. Dr. Van Pham Dang Tri presented the program that will collaborate between the Research Institute for Climate Change (DRAGON-Mekong Institute), Can Tho University, and the FNF Institute through the Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations to implement the project "Promoting development sustainable cities and environmental protection”.

Can Tho's Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee believes that Can Tho University will continue to work with the  Can Tho Union of Friendship Organizations and the FNF/German Institute on project activities as a result of this Memorandum of Understanding, promoting scientific research and commercial activities between Can Tho City and overseas partners, contributing to the promotion of international friendship, as well as the economic development of the city's community and the strong growth of Can Tho University.

Assoc. Prof. Van Pham Dang Tri - Director of DRAGON-Mekong Institute, Can Tho University introduced the DRAGON-Mekong Institute and the projects in collaboration with the FNF Institute through the Can Tho City Union of Friendship Organizations.

The signing of a 3-party Memorandum of Understanding between Can Tho City Union of Friendship Organizations, Friedrich Naumann Stiftung Institute Für Die Freiheit Vietnam, and Can Tho University

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