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Joint Statement by the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Director General of the IAEA

Kyiv, Ukraine

The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, and the President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Odile Renaud-Basso, on the occasion of the Assembly for “International Chernobyl Cooperation Account” (ICCA) on 27 April 2021 agreed the following:

  1. Having reviewed the support that each organization has provided Ukraine in the past 35 years, and the progress achieved so far, they confirm their continuous support to Ukraine in the coming phase of decommissioning of Chernobyl.
  2. They congratulate Ukraine on reaching two important milestones in the decommissioning process: the completion of the New Safe Confinement and the start of operation of the Interim Spent Fuel Storage Facility.
  3. They agree to continue their work, focusing on the next steps required to achieve the next goals.
  4. In this connection, they recognize the need to develop a Comprehensive Plan for the site to ensure coherence, optimisation, and complementarity between the different tasks.
  5. They agree to work together in the framework of the International Chernobyl Cooperation Account in close cooperation with the Ukrainian authorities towards the delivery of safe and cost-effective solutions for the decommissioning of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and in managing the radioactive waste in the Exclusion Zone.
  6. In doing so, they will draw on the IAEA’s technical mandate, knowledge and experience, and its network of international experts, and the EBRD’s project and fund management experience.

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