ArmInfo.The cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with Armenia will continue. Acting Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Cornel Feruta announced on September 18 on the margins of the 63rd General Assembly of the IAEA during a meeting with the Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures of the Republic of Armenia, the head of the IAEA expressed readiness to provide comprehensive expert and technical support to the nuclear sector of Armenia. According to him, the IAEA will make every effort to ensure the safe operation of nuclear power plants in its member states.
In turn, Suren Papikyan emphasized that as a country operating a nuclear power plant, Armenia attaches great importance to cooperation with the IAEA and expresses satisfaction with the assistance provided to the country.
Accompanied by the Armenian, Cornel Feruta visited the Armenian pavilion, where he got acquainted with the achievements of the Armat Research Institute.
During the conference, Minister Papikyan also met with Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT), Lassina Zerbo. Suren Papikyan praised the role and efforts of the CTBTO in the comprehensive ban on nuclear test testing and assured that Armenia was ready to take steps to cooperate with the CTBTO. Lassina Zerbo emphasized that Armenia is actively participating in the technical and political programs under the Treaty.
Given that the Executive Secretary is a candidate for the post of IAEA Director General, Minister Papikyan wished him success in the upcoming elections.
It should be noted that Armenia has been a member of the IAEA since 1993. The IAEA exercises control over the only nuclear facility operating in the republic. However, cooperation with the IAEA in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy is developing effectively, not only in the field of nuclear energy, but also in nuclear medicine and other areas of the country's economy.