Hanoi (VNA), Sept. 24 -- Vietnam's SOVICO Group has become a strategic partnership of the United Nations (UN) after the two sides signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Hanoi on September 23.

The signatories were UN Resident Coordinator in Vietnam Kamal Malhotra and Chairwoman and CEO of SOVICO Group Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.

This partnership between SOVICO Group and the UN marks the first strategic cooperation of a Vietnamese corporation with the UN in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Noting that both parties share common interests in promoting youth engagement, green growth and the protection and promotion of natural and cultural heritage in Vietnam, the MoU establishes a long-term framework for action, and calls on...