July 15, 2008

Vietnam to Host 4 Regional Environmental Meetings in October

Vietnam to host 4 regional environmental meetings in October

HANOI, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam will host four environmental meetings with the participation of many Asian countries in October in Hanoi capital, Vietnam News Agency reported Monday.

They include the 1st East Asian Environmental Ministers' Meeting, the 11th unofficial ASEAN Environmental Ministers' Meeting, the 7th ASEAN Plus Three (South Korea, China and Japan) Environmental Ministers' Meeting, and the 4th Trans-boundary Haze Conference, said Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Van Duc.

The first East Asian Environmental Exhibition and an award ceremony for the sustainable environmental city of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will also be held in October in the city.

The ASEAN has 10 member states, including Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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