The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation (CTBTO) is to prioritise its International Data Centre (IDC) human resource building programme with Vietnam, and will provide necessary technical assistance to help the country improve personnel capacity for national construction and development.

Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO, Tibor Toth, made the remarks at a reception for Vietnamese Ambassador to the CTBTO Nguyen Thiep, who presented his credentials to the Executive Secretary in Vienna, Austria on November 29.

Toth highly valued Vietnam’s participation and approval of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), saying that it plays an important role in anti nuclear proliferation and preventing arms race in Asia and the world as well.

Ambassador Thiep affirmed Vietnam’s policy of peace and comprehensive disarmament including nuclear weapons.

Vietnam hopes to receive support from the international community, including the CTBTO, to develop nuclear power applications for peace and development, he added.

Thiep was also received by Lassina Zerbo, who was elected Executive Secretary of the Preparatory Commission in September and will take up his position in June next year.

The Vietnamese diplomat congratulated Zerbo and expressed his hope to closely cooperate with him during his working term.-VNA