IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi presents the token of a brick to Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien (R) (Photo: VNA)

Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien underlined that Vietnam’s contribution to the initiative demonstrates the country’s responsibility in promoting nuclear technology development for peaceful purposes.

He underlined the significant role of the IAEA and its research centres in nuclear technology application serving sustainable development.

At the event, IAEA Deputy Director General Liu Hua welcomed Vietnam’s contribution to the agency’s technical cooperation programmes, thereby raising the country’s position.

Vietnam was elected as a member of the Board of Governors of the IAEA (BoG IAEA), one of the two policy-making bodies of the agency.

At the regional level, Vietnam has actively engaged in the Regional Cooperative Agreement for Research, Development and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology for Asia and the Pacific (RCA).

ReNuAL 2 was unveiled in September last year with an aim to renovate and expand the Seibersdorf laboratories to better meet the need for nuclear technology application in resolving global issues.

Vietnam announced financial commitment to the initiative this September and did the same for the first phase in 2019.