Vietnam, Russia to cooperate in nuclear power

The cooperation in nuclear energy with Russia has a significant meaning, expressing the trust and strategic partnership defined between Vietnam and Russia.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (L) receives General Director of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Sergei V. Kirienko in Hanoi September 3 (Photo: VNA)

This was stated by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on receiving the General Director of Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation, Sergei V. Kirienko, on September 3 in Hanoi.

Prime Minister Dung spoke highly of the negotiations between agencies of the two countries, especially the draft cooperation agreement for building the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam, which is scheduled to be signed on the visit of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Vietnam in October.

Prime Minister Dung thanked the friendly country for training Vietnamese technical staff in building the nuclear power plant, research centres, application of nuclear energy for the sake of peace as well as the technical supervision centres in Vietnam.

General Director Sergei V. Kirienko expressed Rosamtom’s honour to be selected as partner for the building of the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam.

He also provided positive results in negotiating issues related to the project including technology, materials, waste treatment and nuclear security.

Source: VNA

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