The UAE was on Thursday chosen a member of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the highest authority for decision-making by proxy. It includes 35 countries from the Middle East and South Asia group.
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the IAEA Hamad Ali Al Ka'abi, described the selection of the UAE to the Board of Governors of IAEA, which includes Jordan, as a significant step and a great opportunity to play a role in the decision-making in this important global forum to support the Agency in achieving its goals, strengthen its role in working on nuclear non-proliferation and international expansion in the field of clean energy use and the peaceful use of atomic energy.
Expressing his pleasure about the selection of the UAE, Al Ka'abi noted that the move also coincides with the steps taken by the UAE in terms of its peaceful nuclear energy, which depends on the transparency, clarity and commitment to the highest standards of safety and security, referring to the contract signed by the UAE with Korean companies to build nuclear reactors and the enactment of several laws in this area, regarding infrastructure and obligations of the operators.
He said that the selection of the UAE also confirms its right policies and effective role in international forums under the wise leadership of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UAE and the Republic of Korea signed on June 22, 2009, bilateral agreement between the Governments of United Arab Emirates and South Korea, allowing Korean companies to supply expertise, equipment and relevant technical programmes relevant with the UAE's peaceful nuclear energy.