IAEA mission to come to Belarus in February to check readiness for nuclear power plant launch MINSK. KAZINFORM - An Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR) mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will come to Belarus in February 2020 to evaluate the readiness of the country's infrastructure for operating a nuclear power plant. Preparations for welcoming the mission are being discussed at a routine conference in Minsk on 14-15 January, the press service of the Belarusian Energy Ministry told BelTA.
Nazarbayev meets with ex IAEA Director General and President of Global Security Institute NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with Mohammed ElBaradei, former IAEA Director General and Nobel Peace Prize winner, and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, Kazinform news agency reported with the reference to the press service of the First President of Kazakhstan.
IAEA LEU Bank becomes operational with delivery of Low Enriched Uranium VIENNA. KAZINFORM The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, took delivery of a shipment of Low Enriched Uranium, LEU, at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan, officially establishing the IAEA LEU Bank aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of nuclear fuel, WAM reports.
IAEA to elect new director general on October 28-30 VIENNA. KAZINFORM - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors is set to hold the final voting rounds to elect a new director general, Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov announced on Friday.
Kazakhstan, U.S. signed joint statement on HEU minimization VIENNA. KAZINFORM On the sidelines of the 63rd session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Minister of Energy of Kazakhstan Kanat Bozumbayev and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty signed a joint statement on joint activities in utilization of highly-enriched uranium in the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazinform reports.
Yelbasy condoles over death of IAEA Director General NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – The First President of Kazakhstan-Yelbasy (Leader of the Nation) Nursultan Nazarbayev has sent a telegram of condolences over the death of the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, Kazinform cites the website of the First President.
IAEA confirms sufficient supplies of uranium resources VIENNA. KAZINFORM The International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in a recent review of the world's uranium resources market, confirmed that "the world's supply of uranium is more than sufficient to meet projected requirements in the foreseeable future," regardless of the role of nuclear energy in meeting the demand for future electricity needs and the world's goals to face of climate change.
Kazakh Minister addresses IAEA General Conference ASTANA. KAZINFORM Addressing the 62nd General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev drew attention to the global initiatives of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev aimed at strengthening the non-proliferation regime, the current state and prospects for cooperation between Kazakhstan and IAEA in peaceful use of nuclear energy, Kazinform reports.
Kazakhstan, Croatia hold political consultations in Zagreb ASTANA. KAZINFORM On October 11-12 on the eve of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and Croatia, the countries' deputy foreign ministers Roman Vassilenko and Vice Skračić held political consultations in Zagreb, Kazinform refers to the press service of the Foreign Ministry.
IAEA DG urges member states to engage in Abu Dhabi Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power VIENNA. KAZINFORM Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, urged member states to participate in the next month Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century in Abu Dhabi, WAM reports.
Kazakh FM, IAEA LEU Bank director discuss Bank’s functioning ASTANA. KAZINFORM Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov carried our negotiations with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano who arrived in Kazakhstan to attend the inauguration of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank) facility, MFA press service.
Minister Abdrakhmanov holds a number of meetings in Astana ASTANA. KAZINFORM The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov held a number of meetings with foreign guests who arrived in Astana to participate in the presentation of the IAEA Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) Bank, Pugwash Science Conference, and other events, the MFA press service reports.
INSARR records safety improvements at Kazakhstan's research reactor ASTANA. KAZINFORM Kazakshtan's Institute of Nuclear Physics has implemented significant modifications and upgrades to improve the safety of its research reactor, concluded experts of an IAEA Integrated Nuclear Safety Assessment of Research Reactors (INSARR) mission last week. The IAEA team reviewed the comprehensive safety programmes at the light water reactor called WWR-K, including improvements to reactor safety systems and to the training and qualification programme for staff, Kazinform learnt from the website of IAEA.