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

13:37, August 11, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

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

(Editor:张茜)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Staff members watch a screen showing the blast-off of the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
Hot Forum Discussion