Outlining priorities for further interaction

Belarus seeks to maximise close co-operation with IAEA

Belarus seeks to maximise close co-operation with IAEA

Belarus is in favour of maximising close co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), notes Belarus’ Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, as he met with the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano during his visit to Vienna.

During the meeting with the Director General, both sides praised the high level of interaction between Belarus and the IAEA, whilst outlining their priorities for further co-operation.

Special attention was paid to the use of the service package that the agency provides for those countries building nuclear power stations for the first time. Vladimir Makei stressed Belarus’ openness and interest in building a strong and close relationship with the agency.

During the meeting in Vienna, Mr. Makei also met with the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Yong Li.

The two parties welcomed the level of partnership between Belarus and UNIDO, which has been strengthened by this year’s launch of a framework for co-operation and the first two projects in the agro-food and auto-industries in Belarus.

Mr. Makei stressed the importance of co-operation with UNIDO in the field of industrial modernisation and the introduction of advanced technologies, as well as assistance with the development of middle-income countries. These issues, alongside other possible areas of co-operation between Belarus and UNIDO, will be discussed during the two international conferences due to be held in Minsk in 2015.

By Veniamin Mikheev
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