Speaking at the event, Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' ASEAN Department Mr. Vu Ho said that Vietnam realized the importance of oceans and marine resources, so state management systems on the sea and the islands were built.
Additionally, the Vietnamese Government has developed the national action plan for ocean plastic waste management, learnt development of management policies related to plastic pollution on sea.
According to research results, about 8 million tons of plastic waste have been released to the ocean annually. Therefore, plastic waste treatment on sea needs to have urgent actions, mutual cooperations of many countries and regions to achieve consistency towards effective and sustainable solutions.
The workshop will also discuss ways to ensure sustainable fisheries for food security in the ASEAN region.