"You know that Russia is one of the key actors in the development of nuclear power industry. We strictly adhere to our obligations, and all the work that Russia is conducting in the field of nuclear power industry development is strictly within all limitations related to the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction," Putin told Amano at a bilateral meeting.
Putin stressed that he was pleased to note the fact that the IAEA is acting strictly within its charter, and has earned its deep respect in the world with its objectivity and professionalism. Putin greeted his counterpart, thanking him for participating in the forum, which is organized and conducted by the state corporation Rosatom.
The Russian president recalled that Moscow initially, from the very first steps, supported the activities of the IAEA and continues to actively cooperate with the organization. Putin said that during the meeting he is going to discuss with the head of the IAEA all current issues of cooperation between Russia and the Organization.
The IAEA was created in 1957 in response to fears and expectations generated by the discoveries and different uses of nuclear technology. The Agency was established as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization within the United Nations and was given the mandate to work with UN member states as well as numerous partners to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.