VIENNA (Sputnik) — International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano praised on Monday Russia’s role in exporting nuclear technology and raising safety awareness.
"Russia is a very important provider of technology to many countries, including providing training and assistance on safety and security," Amano said at a press conference in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Speaking alongside Amano at a joint press briefing, Kirienko underlined the importance of Russia’s nuclear energy cooperation with the IAEA.
"We believe along with the growth of nuclear power in the world the role and influence of IAEA should grow," he stressed.
The Russian nuclear official presented his IAEA counterpart with a model of the world’s first operating nuclear block with a VVER-1200 reactor of the III+ generation.