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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden Visits IAEA Laboratories in Seibersdorf


Her Royal Highness Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden visited the laboratories of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Seibersdorf, Austria today to understand how nuclear techniques help IAEA Member States with food and agriculture, human health, industrial applications and the environment.

The Crown Princess toured the Soil and Water Management and Crop Nutrition Laboratory, the Dosimetry Laboratory, and the Insect Pest Control Laboratory and spoke with scientists about the vital work of each laboratory.  She was also briefed by scientists on how nuclear techniques help address the effects of climate change and ensure sustainable water resources.

“I congratulate the Agency and its scientists for their work supporting the Sustainable Development Goals” she said.

The Crown Princess visited the laboratories in conjunction with her participation as a keynote speaker at the opening of the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology: Addressing Current and Emerging Development Challenges. The conference, which is taking place in Vienna, Austria began on 28 November and will run until 30 November 2018.

Her Royal Highness Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden (left) with incoming IAEA Deputy Director General for the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Najat Mokhtar (right). (Photo: R. Aylmer/IAEA)

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