Vietnam, IAEA sign National Program Framework on Technical Cooperation
The Vietnamese Delegation to international organizations and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have signed a cooperation program framework that shapes their cooperation for the 2022-2027 period.
The signing ceremony of the program was held on March 10 in Vienna, Austria on the sidelines of a meeting of the Board of Governors of the IAEA.
In his speech at the signing ceremony, Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the IAEA emphasized that the signing of the Framework Framework for Cooperation between Vietnam and the IAEA has special significance in the context the nation is set to assume the position of Chairman of the Conference of Member States of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific (RCA) for the 2022-2023 term.
Regarding cooperation in the past time, the Vietnamese diplomat expressed his thanks and appreciation for the IAEA's active support in technology transfer, equipment supply and training for Vietnam.
The foresaid activities not only help Vietnam improve its capacity in the application of nuclear technology for development in general, but also create an important foundation for the nation to successfully deal with many global issues such as ensuring food security, combating the pandemic, improving the quality of agricultural products and purifying clean water sources.
Moreover, cooperation activities with the IAEA has also helped the Southeast Asian nation successfully build a team of experts involving in multiple nuclear technology-related fields and participate more deeply in research programs and projects hosted by the IAEA.
A number of research projects by Vietnamese scientists have been highly appreciated by the IAEA as an effective contribution to the overall development of nuclear technology.
One of Vietnam's priorities in joining the IAEA Board of Governors for the 2022-2023 term is to cooperate with other members to enhance the IAEA's role in nuclear technology development for peaceful purposes.
Through these activities, the IAEA will become more involved in solving global problems, contributing to raising awareness about the effectiveness of nuclear technology development and application.
Vietnam hopes that the IAEA will continue to focus on the program aimed at supporting developing countries in accelerate the application of nuclear technology, thereby facilitating the implementation process.
IAEA Deputy Director General for Technical Cooperation, Dr. Hua Liu said that Vietnam is the first country to sign the cooperation program framework for the period 2022-2027 with the IAEA.
This is an important document, helping the IAEA to recognize Vietnam's interest and needs in the application of nuclear technology, thereby supporting the IAEA in annually developing the Technical Cooperation Program (TC)
Dr. Hua Liu said he is elated to see that cooperation projects with Vietnam in the 2022-2023 period, adopted by the IAEA Board of Governors in November 2021, are completely consistent with the content of the freshly-signed Cooperation Program Framework for the period 2022 -2027.
This shows that the cooperation process between the two sides in the past time has been implemented effectively and yielded unexpected results.
The IAEA Deputy Director General hailed Vietnam's role in regional cooperation on nuclear technology development, especially in training and capacity building for Laos and Cambodia through the tripartite cooperation program between Vietnam, the IAEA and these nations.
He voiced his hope that in the role of RCA Chairman, Vietnam would further promote regional cooperation, especially in nuclear technology development and training in developing countries.
On this occasion, the IAEA leader invited Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien to attend the handover ceremony of the RCA Chairman which is set to be held on April 19.
Ambassador Pham Trung Kien, permanent representative of Vietnam to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on November 24 attended a regular meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors (IAEA BoG) in Vienna, Austria.
Member countries of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) have elected Vietnam to the IAEA Board of Governors for the 2021-2023 term.