Vietnam advocates developing nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and is committed to ensuring nuclear security and safety as well as non proliferation of nuclear weapons, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has said.

The PM made the commitment while receiving Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano in Hanoi on January 8.

The Prime Minister expressed his delight at the fine collaboration between Vietnam and the IAEA in the past, hoping that the agency will provide continued support for the country in the field, especially in adopting nuclear energy in medicine and agriculture as well as training personnel and building institutions and policies.

The IAEA head spoke highly of the positive role Vietnam has played in promoting nuclear security and safety in the world, citing the country’s admission to a range of international conventions on nuclear energy, including one on nuclear power.

Yukiya Amano stressed Vietnam is one of IAEA’s important partners, pledging to support the country in deploying civil nuclear energy projects, thus helping it fulfil UN millennium development goals.

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