Iran’s Nuclear Chief in Vienna for IAEA Conference
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) traveled to the Austrian capital, Vienna, to attend the annual conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Heading a delegation, Ali Akbar Salehi left Tehran on Sunday evening to deliver a speech at the 62nd IAEA General Conference, scheduled to be held on September 17-21.
Salehi is also expected to hold talks with several IAEA officials as well as his counterparts from other countries on different issues, including the JCPOA, regional developments and bilateral ties.
Representatives from the IAEA’s member states, including at ministerial level and above, will convene at the 62nd IAEA General Conference in Vienna to discuss key elements of the agency’s priorities in its work on the peaceful use of nuclear technologies.
At the conference, delegates will consider a range of issues from strengthening the agency’s activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications, to improving the efficiency of IAEA safeguards and growing international cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety.
Delegates will also discuss the IAEA’s Annual Report for 2017, its Financial Statements for 2017 and its Program and Budget Update for 2019.
Throughout the General Conference, 77 side events will showcase cutting-edge work using nuclear techniques at the IAEA and in member states, highlighting activities and special programs.