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    IAEA Chief Lauds Russia's Role as Very Important Provider of Nuclear Technology

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    The International Atomic Energy Agency's chief lauded Moscow's role in exporting nuclear technologies and upholding safety.

    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.

    The 60th annual IAEA General Conference opened in Vienna on Monday and is scheduled to run through Friday. It was attended by Sergei Kirienko, the head of Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom.

    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.

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