India-Vietnam sign agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy

President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is on an official visit to India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

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New Delhi, Dec 9: President of the National Assembly of Vietnam Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, who is on an official visit to India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.

Recalling their earlier meeting in Hanoi in September 2016, Prime Minister Modi said that Ms. Ngan, as the first woman to head the National Assembly of Vietnam, is a source of inspiration to women across the world.

The Prime Minister also hailed the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy between India and Vietnam and said it would further strengthen the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.

During the bilateral meeting, the two countries also signed three other agreements -- to enhance aviation links, to jointly work in the area of energy efficiency and promotion of parliamentary cooperation.

The agreement between the India and the Vietnam on cooperation in peaceful use of atomic energy was signed by Dr. Sekhar Basu, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, India and Dr. Pham Cong Tac, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Vietnam.

The cooperation agreement between the Lok Sabha and the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam was signed by Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.

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