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13 Nov 2017

Belarus interested in further constructive cooperation with IAEA

MINSK, 13 November (BelTA) – Belarus is eager to continue active and constructive cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), head of the Belarusian delegation Tatyana Fedorovich noted at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly, BelTA learned from the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tatyana Fedorovich emphasized that today many states, including Belarus, pin hopes on nuclear energy as an economically efficient and environmentally friendly source to encourage their sustainable development. The Belarusian diplomat also pointed out the IAEA’s key role in working out and promoting international nuclear safety standards and the high demand for the agency’s services to advance safe nuclear energy.

According to the Belarusian delegation, the main achievement in the recent years was the understanding of the IAEA’s role in assisting the countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The IAEA's effort to promote and increase the availability of nuclear technology in the fields that provide tangible benefit to people (energy, medicine, or agriculture) is becoming a recognized brand, Tatyana Fedorovich said.

The diplomat stressed that the IAEA’s technical cooperation projects carried out in Belarus help the country improve the efficiency of training personnel for its emerging nuclear power industry, ensure nuclear and radiation safety, make a notable contribution to the development of nuclear medicine and the sustainable development of the areas affected by Chernobyl.

Following the plenary session, the General Assembly adopted the resolution “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency” co-authored by Belarus.

 

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