UN nuclear inspector El Baradei to visit Israel in July

Director General Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei meets briefly with the Press prior to the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting. (Photo: D.Calma, IAEA)

IAEA Director General ElBaradei will be visiting Israel sometime in the summer, though details have not been finalized.

Israel is a Member State of the IAEA and it is six years since he was last there. He would intend to use such a trip to consult on his mandate from the IAEA General Conference to promote non-proliferation and a nuclear weapon-free zone in the Middle East, as well as to discuss bilateral cooperation in nuclear sciences and applications.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) serves as the world’s foremost intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the peaceful use of nuclear technology. Established as an autonomous organization under the United Nations (UN) in 1957, the IAEA carries out programmes to maximize the useful contribution of nuclear technology to society while verifying its peaceful use.

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