Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano
On June 18, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
The conversation included a detailed exchange of opinions on topical issues on the international agenda regarding nuclear nonproliferation, IAEA safeguards and nuclear and physical nuclear security. Special emphasis was placed on the negotiation process regarding Iran’s nuclear programme, in light of the IAEA’s key verification role as part of the future comprehensive agreement on the resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue.
For its part, Russia reiterated that it regards the IAEA as a unique organisation designed to facilitate the development of international cooperation in the peaceful use of atomic energy. Strict compliance with the Agency’s technical mandate is key to its efficient operation.
June 18, 2015