Vietnam, Russia to co-operate on nuclear power

Source: EVN

Co-operation on nuclear energy with Russia has a significant meaning in expressing the trust and strategic partnership between Vietnam and Russia.

This was stated by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung upon 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 in both countries, particularly the draft co-operation agreement for building the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam, which is scheduled to be signed when Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visits Vietnam in October.

Prime Minister Dung thanked the friendly country for training Vietnamese technical staff in building the nuclear power plant, research centers, and technical supervision centers as well as the application of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes in Vietnam.

General Director Sergei V. Kirienko expressed Rosamtom’s honor in being selected as Vietnam's partner to build the first nuclear power plant in Vietnam.

He also provided positive results on negotiations related to the project, particularly regarding technology, materials, waste treatment and nuclear security.

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