|Viet Nam's Minister of Science and Technology and the British Embassy signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in peaceful use of nuclear energy yesterday.— VNS Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam's Minister of Science and Technology and the British Embassy signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation in peaceful use of nuclear energy yesterday.
The memorandum constitutes efforts from both sides to address the challenges of meeting growing energy demand.
Under the framework of the memorandum, the two countries will focus on exchanging scientific and technical information and documentation.
They will also co-operate on regulatory frameworks, personnel training, research and development for civil power plants' cores as well as improving management of waste and spent fuel.
"Viet Nam is only embarking on its nuclear power programme. Therefore, it is particularly important for the country to learn from the knowledge and experience of a country such as Britain, which has successfully acquired extensive experience and technology in the area of peaceful nuclear energy," said Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Le Dinh Tien.
Deputy Minister Tien also said that the memorandum would be an important framework for the expansion of future co-operation in peaceful use of nuclear energy between the two ministries of science and technology.
British Ambassador to Viet Nam Antony Stokes said the signing of this MoU confirmed Britain's intention to share its expertise with Viet Nam.
Vietnamese and British governments signed a Joint Declaration on Strategic Partnership in 2010, in which science and technology is one of the priorities. — VNS