PM tells world Vietnam opposes nuclear weapons

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Vietnam shares global concern on nuclear terrorism and hopes for complete nuclear disarmament, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said at the first international summit on nuclear security held in Washington Tuesday (Vietnam time).

Dung said Vietnam strongly supports nuclear disarmament and wishes for a world without nuclear weapons.

The summit, attended by US president Barack Obama and vice president Joseph Biden, discussed primary concerns arisen over the past few years over ways to guarantee nuclear power safety.

The summit and a conference next month to review the implementation of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty will be important chances for countries to show their goodwill and commitment to disarmament and using nuclear power peacefully, the PM said.

He said Vietnam wants to make use of all chances to use nuclear power for the country's development.

United Nations Secretary General Ban ki Moon and leaders from 45 other countries including France, Japan, German, Spain, Turkey and Holland are attending the summit.

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