Advisory missions won’t hurt
Belarus counts on IAEA assistance during construction of its first nuclear power station
Speaking at a session of the UN General Assembly, discussing the International Atomic Energy Agency report, Belarus’ Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN, Yevgeny Lazarev, stated that the country intends to use the IAEA’s services actively while constructing its first nuclear power station.
“The annual IAEA report states that, in 2013, Belarus became the second country over the last three decades to start constructing its first nuclear power station. We’d like to affirm our strong commitment to international norms and standards. Nuclear security remains a top priority for Belarus. We’re ready for open dialogue with all countries and international organisations regarding the construction of the nuclear power station,” noted Mr. Lazarev.
He emphasised that Belarus is a nuclear novice and intends to use the services of the IAEA, including advisory missions.