India, Vietnam May Sign Civil Nuclear Pact Before Week’s End Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) shakes hands with Vietnam’s Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong. (HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/GettyImages

India and Vietnam are likely to sign an agreement on civil nuclear cooperation by the end of the week during the visit of the President of Vietnam’s National Assembly to India, media reported on Friday.

The civil nuclear pact, according to The Economic Times, would be aimed at strengthening capacity building and training of Vietnamese nuclear experts by Indian colleagues, as well as improving safeguard measures at nuclear sites.

The two countries have been cooperating in civil nuclear sphere since 1986. India has already participated in the training of Vietnamese experts and supplied a research reactor to Vietnam under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) program. The visit of Ngyun Thi Kim Ngan, who arrived in India with a four-day visit on Thursday, would boost strategic partnership between India and Vietnam.

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