VIENNA: The Middle East and South Asia group in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nominated Kuwait, on behalf of the group to head IAEA 65th Annual Regular Session of the Agency’s General Conference, which kicks off today. This session is the first attended in person since the outbreak of coronavirus after the international conferences almost stopped to take place in Vienna, Kuwait’s Ambassador to Austria and its permanent envoy to international organizations in Vienna Sadeq Marafi said yesterday.
Heading this high-ranking event crowns Kuwait’s diplomatic efforts during the last decades and takes in consideration its achievements during the membership of IAEA Board of Governors, Marafi said. He stressed on the importance of IAEA’s role in the world, praising the efforts it exerts to promote use of atomic energy for boosting peace in the world.
This sixth five-day session is set to tackle IAEA programs for 2022 in using atomic energy for peaceful matters. It is also set to work in boosting the agency’s toil in the field of nuclear energy, radiation, peaceful transport and waste disposal, and ways to enhance the agency’s activities in the fields of science and technology, nuclear security, nuclear safety and the application of safeguards. – KUNA