Vietnam attends IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting

(VOVWORLD) -Ambassador Nguyen Trung Kien, Governor-Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has affirmed Vietnam's consistent policy of supporting the non-proliferation of the nuclear weapons, moving towards the complete and thorough nuclear disarmament.

Vietnam attends IAEA Board of Governors’ meeting - ảnh 1IAEA Board of Governors meeting in June. (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the regular meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors that opened in Vienna on Monday, Ambassador Kien highlighted the need to balance the three pillars of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), thereby elevating the rights of countries to use nuclear energy and technology for peaceful purposes in accordance with international law and NPT obligations.

Underlining Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in nuclear safeguards, he affirmed that the country always supports IAEA’s role and values technical cooperation programs, particularly ongoing ones between Vietnam and the IAEA such as the ZODIAC program and the trilateral project among Vietnam, Laos/Cambodia, and the IAEA. He also suggested the IAEA continue enhancing support for and technical cooperation with Vietnam in this field.

Vietnam was elected as a member of the IAEA Board of Governors in September 2021 for the 2021-2023 term. The agency currently consists of 35 members.

The IAEA Board of Governors holds four sessions each year in March, June, September, and November, with the annual IAEA General Conference in September.