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Rostechnadzor Delegation Takes Part in 7th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety


As part of the delegation of the Russian Federation, the Rostechnadzor delegation headed by Deputy Chairman Alexey Ferapontov is taking part in the 7th Review Meeting of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety, which started on March 27 in Vienna, Austria.

On Wednesday, March 29, Deputy Chairman Ferapontov and Alexander Shutikov, First Deputy Director General of Concern Rosenergoatom, presented the national report of the Russian Federation on fulfillment of the commitments under to the Convention on Nuclear Safety. The presentation of the national report was followed by verbal questions from the representatives of the countries which are the Contracting Parties to the CNS.

As a result of the discussion, it was noted that the Russian Federation accomplished all the tasks set at the previous review meeting. In addition, a number of the so-called “Areas of Good Performance” were defined.

The Rostechnadzor delegates are also involved in the discussions of the national reports presented by the countries from the Russian Federation’s country group and the other country groups, and the sessions of the open-ended working group discussing proposals as to how to strengthen the CNS mechanisms.

Aside from that, a number of bilateral meetings between the Rostechnadzor deputy chairman and the management of foreign nuclear safety regulatory bodies has taken place on the margins of the review meeting, including meetings with Switzerland’s ENSI Director General Hans Wanner, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Kristine Svinicki, Head of the Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of the Republic of Belarus Olga Lugovskaya, and President of the Turkish Atomic Energy Authority Zafer Alper.

The review meeting will be closed on Friday, April 7.

The Review Meetings of the Contracting Parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety are held once every three years, with the previous meeting held in April 2014. The purpose of this event is to peer review the work carried out by countries to fulfill their obligations under the CNS which came into force in 1996. The convention aims to achieve and maintain a high level of safety at nuclear installations worldwide through enhancing national measures and international cooperation.

The seventh National Report of the Russian Federation is available in Russian and in English on the web sites of Rostechnadzor and the State Corporation Rosatom.

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