Vietnam discusses civil nuclear co-op agreement with U.S.

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Vietnam is having discussions on negotiations with the United States about a civil nuclear cooperation agreement, Vietnam News reported on Wednesday, citing spokesperson of Vietnamese Foreign Ministry.

The agreement on civil nuclear cooperation covers the transfer of information relating to nuclear materials, equipment and technology by the United States to ensure that nuclear weapons are not proliferated, said spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga on Tuesday in a written reply to reporters' queries.

According to Nga, Vietnam strongly supports and actively contributes to the world nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.

As a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Vietnam has been speeding up the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purpose, Nga said.

Vietnam has always been committed to fully implementing its obligations under the treaty and many countries and nations appreciate this effort, she said.

Vietnam is willing to expand international cooperation on the use of nuclear energy to provide electricity, said Nga.

Earlier this year, Vietnam signed a memorandum of understanding on nuclear energy cooperation for peaceful purpose with the United States in March.

Vietnam has signed bilateral nuclear cooperation agreements with Russia, China, France, India, the Republic of Korea and Argentina, according to the report.

Source: Xinhua


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