Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Nuclear Energy MoU Between the U.S. and Vietnam

(Published on Technorati)

The United States has signed an agreement with Vietnam concerning the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the U.S. and Vietnam was signed in Hanoi recently (30/03/10) by Le Dinh Tien, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam, and Michael Michalak, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam.

In a statement, the U.S. State Department said: "This MoU will pave the way in improving cooperation in such fields as human resource development and infrastructure safety and security, and access to reliable sources in the nuclear fuel, radioactive waste management and fuel usage."

Michalak added, "Vietnam has proven its commitment to responsible expansion of nuclear power through certain stages in cooperation with the United States, among other international partners. A strong nuclear infrastructure development requires monitoring of the spread of the first nuclear power plant in decades ahead."

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