IAEA General Director Yukiya Amano visits Vietnam

(CPV) - General Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mr Yukiya Amano is paying an official visit to Vietnam from January 7-11. His first visit to the nation was in October, 2011.

Besides reviewing the results of projects in Vietnam sponsored by IAEA, the visit aims to enhance the cooperation in the field of applied atomic energy in general and Vietnam’s nuclear power program in particular.

Photo: Thuy Anh

Photo: Thuy Anh

Mr Yukiya Amano is expected to met Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh, and work with relevant Vietnamese agencies including the Ministry of Sciences and Technology, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ninh Thuan provincial People’s Committee, Vietnam Electricity Group, Vietnam Agency for Radiation and Nuclear Safety, Vietnam Atomic Energy Commission, Bach Mai Hospital, and take a field tour to the location of the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam.
According the Vietnam’s Ministry of Sciences and Technology, the two sides have been cooperating since 1978, seeing good relationships. IAEA has supported Vietnam in technical assistance projects, personnel training and building standard laboratories.

Vietnam is now presiding IAEA Board of Governors for 2013-2014 period. Since 2006, the Vietnamese Government has approved a strategy for applying nuclear power for peace until 2020, as well as carrying out its program on developing nuclear power/.