Premiers agree ongoing Korea-Vietnam cooperation

10 September 2013

The governments of South Korea and Vietnam have agreed to continue cooperation on the possible construction of a nuclear power plant in Vietnam.

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Park Geun-hye greets Truong Tan Sang during her visit to Hanoi (Image: Cheong Wa Dae)

Nuclear cooperation was addressed in a joint statement issued following a meeting between South Korean president Park Geun-hye and Vietnamese president Truong Tan Sang. The two governments welcomed the June 2013 commencement of a preliminary feasibility study by the two countries for the development of a nuclear power plant in Vietnam, and agreed to cooperate further on the project.

The latest move follows on from a joint statement on Korean-Vietnamese nuclear cooperation issued in 2011, followed by the signing of a cooperation agreement in March 2012.

Russia and Japan have already agreed to build and finance Vietnam's first four nuclear power units - two Russian-designed VVERs at Ninh Thuan and two Japanese reactors at Vinh Hai - although construction has yet to begin.

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