China backs IAEA chief`s second term
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 18:33
  
Beijing: China on Thursday said it supports a second term for Japan's Yukiya Amano as director general of IAEA, the UN's atomic watchdog.

The International Atomic Energy Agency's board of governors approved a new four-year term for Director General Amano yesterday.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a daily press briefing that China hopes the IAEA will continue to carry out all of its functions under Amano's leadership and play a just, objective and constructive role.

"The Chinese side will collaborate with the agency and its director general, as always, and further step up cooperation with the agency," Hua told a media briefing in Beijing on Thursday.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, March 07, 2013, 18:33


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