Vietnam: support for the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes

Vietnam is committed to continuing to support the central role of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes, the Deputy Minister said on August 2 in New York. of Foreign Affairs Hà Kim Ngoc.

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Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngoc affirms Vietnam’s support for the use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Photo: VNA/CVN

Present at a debate chaired by US Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, entitled “Non-proliferation of nuclear energy and the fight against climate change”, Deputy Foreign Minister Hà Kim Ngoc highly appreciated the potentials and benefits of nuclear energy, indicating that the development of this technology should ensure international standards for nuclear safety and security and comply with regulations on nuclear inspection.

He reaffirmed Vietnam’s commitments during the 26e Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 26), including the goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2050.

This debate took place on the sidelines of the Tenth Review Conference of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT).

On the same day, Hà Kim Ngoc met Volker Türk, UN Under-Secretary-General for Politics and the Heads of Delegations of the United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Norway, Romania, Slovenia and Australia to discuss bilateral issues, as well as the international and regional situation, steps to promote priorities at this NPT Review Conference and cooperation in international fora, including the UN.

The representative of Vietnam affirmed Vietnam’s consistent policy in promoting the balance of the three pillars of the NPT.

Affirming that countries should continue to promote the process of complete elimination of nuclear weapons, he stressed the right of states to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

He said Vietnam is always ready to cooperate and dialogue with other countries in international forums, especially the UN for the period 2023-2025.

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