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Viet Nam joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1978 and always maintains good relations with IAEA.  Viet Nam was elected to the Board of Governors of IAEA (the highest leading organ of IAEA) in three periods: 1991-1993, 1997-1999 and 2003-2005.  IAEA provides assistance to Viet Nam in a number of national, regional and sub-regional projects in various areas: technical cooperation, training, laboratory building, exchange of information and safeguard strengthening etc…  In the period from 2001 to 2005, IAEA assistance projects with the value of about 4 million USD included the supply of equipment, support for the establishment of nuclear labs, the provision of short-term and long-term training in Viet Nam or abroad.  IAEA has also provided Vietnam with a large quantity of documents on nuclear technology and its application for peaceful uses.
Mr. Mohamed El Baradei, Director-General of IAEA, paid two visits to Viet Nam, in December 1999 and in December 2006 respectively.  During his visit in 2006, the Director General had discussions with Viet Nam on the strengthening of cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technology in industry, healthcare and hydro power production etc…; the provision of support for  research and nuclear power development in Viet Nam; the realization of program on cancer prevention and treatment with the funding from his 2005 Nobel Peace Prize (Viet Nam is among 6 recipient countries in the world and the only recipient in Asia); and the cooperation in fuel conversion at Da Lat Nuclear Research Reactor./.
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