The deal, signed by Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Dang Dinh Tien and US Ambassador Michael Michalak, will allow American firms to develop atomic power for energy in Vietnam.
In a VietNamNet Bridge report Michalak said, "I guess that our signatures will be grounds for the negotiation of an agreement on using nuclear power for peaceful purposes, allowing the two countries to cooperate in nuclear energy at deeper and wider levels."
Vietnam has previously approved plans to build the country's first two nuclear power plants in the south central province of Ninh Thuan.
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