Vietnam Ambassador Nguyen Thiep has affirmed that Vietnam is a responsible member for ensuring safety, security and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons at the 58th session of the General Assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) held recently in Vienna, Austria. The session drew the participation of Austrian Vice President Moriz Pollack, 39 Ministers, 21 Deputy Ministers and Secretaries of State, Ambassadors, delegation heads along with nearly 3,000 delegates from 140 member countries and observers from 17 international organizations and 36 non-governmental organizations. In his opening speech, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano emphasized the importance of using nuclear technology to serve socio-economic development, especially sustainable development agenda after 2015, developing nuclear power in combination with responding to climate change so as to help member countries carry out development goals in terms of health, agriculture, water management and energy security. Director General Amano also highlighted the IAEA’s technical assistance to developing countries, helping them give a smart choice of nuclear power development, share nuclear power technology experiences with other countries to ensure nuclear safety and radioactive waste management. The world now has 437 nuclear reactors operating in 30 countries, contributing 11% of total electricity production worldwide. 70 reactors are under construction in Asia which will see the fastest growth and need the most electrical energy. The 58th session Chairman from Sri Lanka hailed Vietnam role as Chair of the Board of Governors of the IAEA and its contributions to the success of the working group on finance for Technical Cooperation Fund….