Venezuela Signs IAEA Nuclear Power Framework

The Bolivian Republic of Venezuela (Venezuela) and the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency have signed a framework accord that covers technical cooperation for the pursuit of nuclear power projects for the years 2018 and 2025.

IAEA logoVenezuelan Ambassador Jesse Alonso Chacon Escamillo and IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation Dazhu Yang signed the agreement was signed Tuesday, Sept. 11, in Vienna, home of the IAEA headquarters.

A Country Program Framework is the frame of reference for State and IAEA. It identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals, the international regulator said.

The agreement identifies six areas of concern: Nuclear radiation safety and security, food and agriculture, health and nutrition, water and environment, energy and industry and human resource development.

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