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IAEA Director General visited KOREA

Mr. Yukiya Amano, the Director, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA), paid visit to Korea from October 15, 2013

During his visit to the ROK, Director-General Amano attended the World Energy Congress held in the city of Daegu on October 15 and met with key government officials of the ROK, including the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign and Security Affairs, the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and the Chairman of the Nuclear Safety and Security Commission, leaving the country on October 16.

During the meeting with the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning, the IAEA DG discussed key matters of mutual interest, including the nuclear safety and ways for the ROK and the IAEA to work more closely together.

Calling the ROK a close cooperative partner for the IAEA, Mr. Amano extended his appreciation to the ROK government for its significant contribution to the IAEA activities, especially for the support and assistance KAERI has rendered over the past decades in the areas of nuclear infrastructure development for the emerging countries, radiation applications, nuclear detection and nuclear forensics for the effective prevention of illicit nuclear trafficking, efforts to enhance international transparency and the reliability of nuclear fuel cycle research.

Mr. Amano made a technical tour of the world's first engineering-scale PyRoprocess Integrated inactive DEmonstration facility(PRIDE), which was constructed at KAERI.

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