Seminar promotes Vietnam-Japan nuclear power cooperation

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(VOV) - A seminar on Vietnam-Japan cooperation was held in Hanoi on February 6 by the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) and Japan’s Association for Communication and Transcultural Study (ACT).

In his opening speech, VUFO Chairman Vu Xuan Hong said that the event represents an important landmark in the relationship between the VUFO and ACT based on the 2011 cooperation agreement to help promote international cooperation in the Asia Pacific region.

Japanese ambassador to Vietnam Tanizaki Yasuaki said he is happy to see positive developments in cooperative relations between the two countries, adding that both sides need to implement specific activities to effectively realize the signed agreements.

The seminar focused on major issues including nuclear energy and nuclear power safety policies in Japan, sharing experiences in nuclear power, and establishing policies for areas adjacent to nuclear power plants.

Delegates also discussed issues related to Japan-Vietnam cooperation in information and communication technology and transport infrastructure.

Over the past few years, Japan has assisted Vietnam in developing human resources for studying nuclear power technology and building and operating nuclear power plants.

Professor Hirose Kenkichi of Japan’s International Training Centre at Tokai University said while it is developing nuclear power technology, Vietnam needs to clarify the authority of nuclear safety agencies, and relevant agencies should provide technical specifications and assistance for safety control, research and troubleshooting.

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