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20 January 2017, 15:35

IAEA: Belarus shows a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety

MINSK, 20 January (BelTA) – Belarus clearly demonstrates a responsible attitude to ensuring nuclear safety, Greg Rzentkowski, Director of the IAEA Division of Nuclear Installation Safety, told reporters at the presentation of the results of the SEED mission in Belarus on 20 January, BelTA has learned.

“As for the cooperation between Belarus and the IAEA, the Belarusian government is fully aware of its responsibility to ensure nuclear security. The country clearly demonstrates this as it invites many missions and is a party to the Convention on Nuclear Safety,” Greg Rzentkowski said.

The IAEA expert noted that Belarus has been cooperating with the Agency for a considerable period of time. “Belarus takes certain steps to involve the IAEA into evaluating its nuclear program. The process started with the mission that considered some fundamental aspects of the beginning of the development of Belarus' nuclear program,” he added.

Greg Rzentkowski pointed out that Belarus hosted a mission of the IAEA Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) in 2016. The country promised to request other missions, including a mission to test the emergency preparedness of the BelNPP.

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