WASHINGTON: The United States and Vietnam have agreed to work together on efforts to use nuclear energy peacefully, U.S. officials said.
The U.S. National Nuclear Security Administration said it would help Vietnam as the country prepares to develop civilian nuclear power. The accord with Vietnam was signed last month.
William Tobey, an official with the administration, said Wednesday that the arrangement will help Vietnam use civilian nuclear energy while reducing the possible spread of nuclear technology.
The U.S. said scientists from U.S. national laboratories will collaborate with Vietnamese technical officials on reactor safety, radioactive waste disposal and other measures.