SKorean president hopes to strengthen cooperation with IAEA

Last Updated: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 19:53

Seoul: South Korea hopes to further strengthen cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, the country`s President Lee Myung Bak told the director general of the UN nuclear watchdog on Monday.
"Our country will further expand its role and
contribution in relation to the nuclear power in the
international community, and in doing so, close cooperation
with the IAEA is hoped for," Lee was quoted by Yonhap news
agency as telling Yukiya Amano.

Amano, who was elected IAEA director general in December,
congratulated Lee for South Korea being chosen to host the
2012 nuclear summit.

He also highly assessed South Korea`s increasing role in
the international nuclear power society through world-class
nuclear safeguards and control technology, Yonhap said.

Amano arrived in South Korea on Sunday for a three-day
visit.

PTI



First Published: Monday, April 19, 2010 - 19:53
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