MINSK, 11 September (BelTA) - The IAEA has been taking active diverse efforts to build up the interaction among the countries, Permanent Representative of Belarus to the international organizations based in Vienna Alena Kupchyna said as she attended the IAEA Board of Governors meeting, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Speaking on Measures to Strengthen International Cooperation in Nuclear, Radiation, Transport and Waste Safety Alena Kupchyna stressed that the IAEA facilitates the exchange of experiences between the member states and takes active diverse efforts to build collaboration between the countries.
A growing number of independent examination services provided by the IAEA attests to their relevance and usefulness for the states. Over the past year, Belarus hosted two evaluation missions of the agency- Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review mission in October 2016 and the Site and External Events Design (SEED) mission in January 2017. This interaction will continue: Belarus will welcome the Emergency Preparedness Review (EPREV) in March 2018 and another mission closer to the date of commissioning the BelNPP first unit,” the press service informed.
The Belarusian diplomat underlined that in the field of radiation safety Belarus is not only a recipient of the IAEA's advisory services and technical assistance but also is a donor. Belarus has been hosting the IAEA regional postgraduate training courses on radiation protection and safety of radiation sources. The agency and its member states are also interested in the scientific research conducted by the country at the radio-ecological reserveMore about Politics