DG Amano Visits Three Latin American Countries

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26 March 2010 | From 22 to 26 March 2010, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met high-level Member State representatives in Latin America.

He visited the nuclear facilities operated by Indústrias Nucleares Do Brasil at Resende and the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC) headquarters in Rio de Janeiro.

On the following day, Director General Amano met Ambassador Celso Amorim, the Minister of External Relations of the Federative Republic of Brazil, to discuss issues related to the IAEA´s areas of work.

After paying an official visit in Uruguay on 24 March, he commenced his official visit to Argentina.

In Argentina, Director General Amano visited a nuclear medicine institute and nuclear facilities and addressed the Argentine Council for International Relations. The prominent daily newspaper La Nación published his opinion article on 25 March.

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By Sasha Henriques, IAEA Division of Public Information

Yukiya Amano, IAEA Director General