Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero will participate tomorrow Monday at 11 (Argentina time) of the 66th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which takes place from September 26 to 30 at the International Center in Vienna (Austria) and in which representatives of the 175 Member States of the entity intervene. High-level speakers from governments, industry and international organizations will make interventions at the event, which will last two days and will be inaugurated by the Director General of the IAEA, the Argentine Rafael Mariano Grossi, “said the Foreign Ministry in a statement. The activities “are framed in 3 main thematic axes, such as the peaceful use of nuclear technology, nuclear safety and Nuclear Non-Proliferation,” he said. Argentina has been a member of the Agency since its creation in 1957 and participates in 46 technical cooperation projects (PCTs), of which 10 are national between Argentine institutions and the IAEA, directly. It also participates in 25 coordinated research projects (PCI) related to nuclear science and applications, said the Ministry of Exteriores.La Argentina “has an extensive trajectory of more than seven decades in the field of nuclear activities for peaceful purposes, and safely operates civilian nuclear facilities,” recalled the portfolio led by Cafiero. to the strengthening of activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications. Also the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear safety and security and strengthening the effectiveness and efficiency of the Agency’s safeguards will “specifically examine nuclear safety, nuclear security and safeguards in Ukraine, the Middle East and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” it added. On Tuesday, the Argentine foreign minister will hold a working meeting with the executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Robert Floyd, and will visit the organization’s monitoring center. He will then meet with Grossi and be part of the inauguration of the Argentine stand within the framework of the IAEA general conference. Finally, he will hold a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Austria, Alexander Schallenberg, at the Federal Ministry of European and International Affairs.
Cafiero will participate in the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency
September 25, 2022 |