New York News: Russian President Vladimir Putin met at the Kremlin with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano.
According to Kremlin, the subjects of discussion was continued cooperation between Russia and the IAEA on peaceful nuclear energy use and international cooperation on nuclear non-proliferation.
Russia’s delegation at the meeting included Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office Sergei Ivanov, Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation CEO Sergei Kiriyenko, and Permanent Presidential Representative in international organisations in Vienna Vladimir Voronkov.
Mr Amano is in Moscow to take part in the high-level international conference Nuclear Energy in the 21st Century, which will take place in St Petersburg on June 27-29.
President Putin said: Russia has supported the agency’s work right from the outset, back in 1957. We consider the IAEA an important instrument for work in the very sensitive area of nuclear technology in the world.Tomorrow, you will be taking part in St Petersburg in an international conference on developing nuclear energy. I wish the event success and I’d like to say a few words about our big plans for developing nuclear energy here in Russia.
Mr. Putin said,”We plan to develop our nuclear power industry over the coming years, using the safest and most advanced technology, namely, the WWER reactor that you know well.
As you are well aware, we are carrying out all of our plans using what we call post-Fukushima technology, that is, technology that guarantees maximum safe use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
Mr. Director General, we hope to continue our cooperation, hope you will support our initiatives, and we are ready to make our contribution to this influential and respected international organisation’s work under your leadership over the next four years”.
By. Boris Ivanov
New York News