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ON IAEA CONFERENCE TO DISCUSS NATIONAL REPORTS FROM PARTIES TO CONVENTION ON NUCLEAR SAFETY

878-27-04-2002

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Unofficial translation from Russian

PRESS RELEASE

The second conference to discuss the national reports of the parties to the Convention on Nuclear Safety took place on April 15-26 at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna.

This conference is a unique forum at which the experts from the 54 states parties to the Convention every three years have a real opportunity to exchange information on the achievements and problems in the field of ensuring nuclear plant safety. It is crucial that the discussion is held on a basis of equality and professionally, in a business-like manner, without unnecessary politicization. The conference is a good mechanism for the consideration of the international experience in further work on improving national systems of nuclear safety.

Presenting the national report of the Russian Federation, our delegation said Russia is fully honoring its obligations under the Convention and attaches full priority importance to the safe utilization of nuclear energy in keeping with the Declaration of the Moscow 1996 G8 Nuclear Safety and Security Summit. It was stressed that the nuclear technology of the future must comply with the highest requirements of nuclear safety, as envisaged in the initiative for ensuring energy supply for sustainable development of mankind, radically solving the problem of nonproliferation of nuclear weapons and improving the ecology of the planet Earth, advanced by President Vladimir Putin at the UN Millennium Summit.

The national report of the Russian Federation received at the conference high praise for the quality and fullness of the information submitted.

April 27, 2002

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