19:45 / 03.10.2022

IAEA to develop nuclear infrastructure in Uzbekistan

As part of the participation of the delegation of Uzbekistan in the work of the 66th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, a meeting was held between the Director General of the UzAtom Agency, Jurabek Mirzamakhmudov, and the IAEA Director General, Rafael Grossi.

During the meeting, Rafael Grossi praised the active dynamics of bilateral cooperation in 2022. Evidence of this is the organization in the country of several national seminars and workshops with the participation of IAEA experts.

The Director General stressed that he was well informed about the interaction of the IAEA departments with organizations of the republic. According to him, Uzbekistan, as a country embarking on the path of creating its own nuclear energy, is always in the sphere of his close attention. In this regard, he noted that the agency is ready to provide all kinds of support to Uzbekistan in the development of nuclear infrastructure and the introduction of nuclear technologies in various sectors of the national economy.

Rafael Grossi highlighted the issue of equipping the Republican Specialized Scientific and Practical Medical Center of Oncology and Radiology with modern equipment with the participation of the IsDB. The CEO stressed that this project is under his personal attention and control.

He noted that the agency can take over the coordination and control of equipment purchases. Rafael Grossi emphasized that the agency is currently entering into a strategic partnership with Uzbekistan in the field of advanced training of medical specialists for the operation and maintenance of specific equipment used in nuclear medicine.

The IAEA Director General emphasized that the implementation of a project of such a scale in Uzbekistan would be a unique example for the world community and expressed his firm intention to personally participate in the opening ceremony of this facility.

In turn, the Uzbek side thanked Rafael Grossi for the support provided and, on behalf of the Government, assured of Uzbekistan’s commitment to international obligations in compliance with the requirements and recommendations of the IAEA to ensure nuclear safety.

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