Deputy PM voices nation's commitment to nuclear power
HA NOI — Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday emphasised that Viet Nam would be consistent in its policy of developing nuclear power for peaceful purposes.
He made the statement at a reception for Denis Flory, deputy general director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), who was heading a delegation of overseas experts from the Nuclear Regulatory Co-operation Forum (NRCF) to attend an international seminar in Ha Noi.
He said that the country would keep obeying the international convention on nuclear safety and expressed his hope that the IAEA would assist in implementing this.
Flory said the seminar, which drew participation from experts from countries such as Russia, the US, Japan, France, South Korea and India, aimed to work out solutions on improving the capacity of Viet Nam's nuclear regulatory agency to manage and develop the country's nuclear power plants.
At the meeting, the two sides also discussed issues related to safe infrastructure systems for nuclear power programmes. — VNS