India, Vietnam sign agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful use of Atomic Energy

| Updated: Dec 10, 2016 04:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec. 9 (ANI): India and Vietnam on Friday signed an agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful use of Atomic Energy signed. The agreement was signed by Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, Dr. Sekhar Basu and Vietnam Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Pham Cong Tac. A Cooperation Agreement between the Lok Sabha of the Republic of India and the National Assembly of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam signed by lower house Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and visiting Chairperson of National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan here on Friday. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Air India limited and Vietjet Aviation Joint Stock Company for promotion of traffic between Vietnam and India and sharing of best practices in airline operation, ground handling procedure and management was signed by Director-Commercial Air India Limited Pankaj Srivastava and Vice President of VietJet Dinh Viet Phuong. Another MoU between Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) on developing a partnership to jointly work in the area of energy efficiency was signed by Senior Advisor, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Satish C. Mehta and Vietnam Electricity Chairman Duong Quang Thanh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Ngan the bilateral Agreement on Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy will further strengthen the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between India and Vietnam. Mahajan welcomed Ngan and the members of the Parliamentary delegation from Vietnam to Parliament. The delegation also watched the Lok Sabha proceedings. Welcoming the delegation, Mahajan said India-Vietnam ties are characterised by close friendship, cooperation and understanding. (ANI)