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Cuba participates in International Atomic Energy Agency meeting


HAVANA, Cuba, Sep 22 (ACN) A Cuban delegation is participating in the 64th regular session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), held this week at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna, Austria.

The Cuban delegation is headed by ambassador Loipa Sanchez Lorenzo, Permanent Representative to International Organizations, who spoke on behalf of the Caribbean island, where technical cooperation with the IAEA has allowed the introduction of nuclear technologies in priority sectors, also reported the Network of Nuclear Communicators (RECNUC)
The agency's support to its member states in the fight against COVID-19 will be one of the main issues in the discussions, which were launched at the initiative of the Nuclear Energy and Advanced Technologies Agency (AENTA by its Spanish acronym).
In her online speech, the Cuban diplomat highlighted that despite the effects of the arbitrary blockade policy of the United States, the Caribbean country and this UN agency have achieved relevant results in sectors prioritized by the country, as a result of a cooperation lasting four decades.
Due to the blockade and in the context of the pandemic, Cuba cannot access from its geography to the digital platforms where the meetings and virtual events of the entity take place, Sanchez Lorenzo added.
She reiterated that Cuba's satisfactory results in the IAEA inspections have allowed to receive the double certification that there is no undeclared nuclear material and that all the nuclear material declared by Cuba is for peaceful uses.
The General Conference brings together senior officials, government experts and representatives of all member states, although this year, in order to fulfill the requirements of the Austrian authorities, the number of face-to-face participants has been reduced to two delegates per member state.

 

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