AEOI head departs for Vienna

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TEHRAN, Sep. 17 (MNA) – Iranian Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi has left Tehran for Vienna in order to participate at the 61st IAEA General Conference.

Leading an Iranian delegation, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi departed the Iranian capital for Austria’s Vienna on Sunday morning in order to attend the 61st edition of General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency.

Iran’s nuclear chief is slated to deliver a speech at IAEA General Conference which will open on Monday.

On the sidelines of his visit to the Austrian capital, Salehi will also meet with a number of IAEA officials as well as his counterparts from other countries. The sides are expected to mull over and exchange views on issues of common interest.

Representatives, including at ministerial level and above, from the IAEA’s Member States will convene at the 61st IAEA General Conference on Monday, 18 September to deliberate on key elements of the Agency’s priorities and work towards the peaceful use of nuclear technologies. The event will run through September 22.

At the week-long annual conference, which takes place at the IAEA’s headquarters in Vienna, Austria, conference delegates will discuss a range of topics from growing the international cooperation in nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety, to strengthening the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications, and its technical cooperation programme.

The discussions will also focus on nuclear security and strengthening the effectiveness and improving the efficiency of the Agency’s safeguards.

At the opening of the conference, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will report on the Agency’s work and achievements in the last year.

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