Deputy Spokeswoman of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang

Hang made the remarks in reply to reporters’ queries about Vietnam’s stance on the nuclear submarine agreement within the framework of the U.K. - Australia - U.S. Security Pact as well as attitudes of several ASEAN member states.

According to her, nuclear energy needs to be used and developed for peaceful purposes and socio-economic development of countries. The use and development of nuclear energy must ensure absolute safety of humans and the environment.

She said Vietnam wishes that countries would take responsibility for positively contributing to this common goal, for the sake of peace, stability, cooperation, and development in the region and the world.

Regarding the information that the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking a Vietnamese engineer for his alleged involvement in money laundering, Hang said that the relevant Vietnamese agencies are verifying and investigating the case.

She affirmed that Vietnam is a country with responsibility for the fight against cyber and transnational crimes. All acts of using cyberspace to infringe upon the legitimate rights and interests of agencies, organizations, and individuals will be investigated and punished in accordance with the law.

Source: VNA