He held a working session with IAEA Director GeneralYukiya Amano in Hanoi on January 9, where the two sides looked at theirpast cooperation and exchanged directions for collaboration in the timeto come.
At a press conference following the event,Amano and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tienpresented the IAEA’s role in promoting nuclear application, security andsafety and ensuring non proliferation of nuclear weapons.
They also gave an insight into the agency’s support to countries whichhave just started developing nuclear electricity, including Vietnam.
This is the second visit by the IAEA Director General to Vietnam following an earlier trip in October, 2011.
A member of the IAEA since 1978, Vietnam now chairs the IAEA Board of Governors for the 2013 – 2014 term.
It was elected as a member of the board for the 1991 – 1993, 1997 – 1999 and 2003 – 2005 terms.-VNA
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