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Rostechnadzor Attends 61st IAEA General Conference

Rostechnadzor Attends 61st IAEA General Conference 21.09.2017 The Rostechnadzor delegation headed by Deputy Chairman Alexey Ferapontov as part of the delegation of the Russian Federation is taking part in the 61st IAEA General Conference that opened on 18 September 2017 in Vienna, Austria.

The Rostechnadzor delegation members have attended the opening session of the General Conference and the plenary session of the Global Nuclear Safety and Security Network, and taken part in the forum of the International Nuclear Safety Group (INSAG).

On the sidelines of the General Conference, the Rostechnadzor delegation has had bilateral meetings with the heads of the regulatory authorities of Turkey, Sweden, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Morocco, Iran, Zambia, Hungary, Belarus, the USA and Egypt, as well as a trilateral meeting with the heads of the regulatory authorities of India and Bangladesh, during which the parties exchanged information on issues of common interest and worked out areas of further cooperation. The parties discussed specific actions on technical support in the area of competence building of the regulators from the countries embarking on their nuclear energy programmes on the basis of Russian technology.

In addition, the Rostechnadzor delegation has had meetings with Juan Carlos Lentijo, IAEA Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security. Mr Lentijo appreciated Rostechnadzor’s involvement in various activities of the Agency, noting in particular the Small Modular Reactor Regulators’ Forum, and expressed hope for further development and strengthening of cooperation between Rostechnadzor and the IAEA. Mr Lentijo said that the Russian regulatory experience, including that in supporting the embarking countries to establish and enhance an independent regulatory infrastructure, would significantly contribute to the strengthening of the global nuclear safety regime.

During the meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, he was informed about the assistance Rostechnadzor has been providing to establish competent and strong national regulatory authorities of the countries constructing Russian design NPPs.

At the meeting with Deputy Director General Mary Hayward, the issue of Rostechnadzor’s nominees for the positions with the IAEA Technical Cooperation Department was raised.

On 21 and 22 September, the Rostechnadzor delegation members take part in the Senior Regulators Meeting and the Regulatory Cooperation Forum.

The IAEA General Conference concludes on 22 September.

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