The International Conference on Atomic Energy started its 60th session in the Austrian capital Vienna on Monday.
Saudi Arabia’s delegation was headed by President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Dr. Hashim bin Abdullah Yamani, according to a statement by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
A UAE delegation also attended the 60th Regular Session of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference, UAE national news agency WAM reported.
The UAE delegation was headed by Hamad Ali Al Ka’abi, UAE's Permanent Representative to IAEA and includes senior officials from the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC).
The UAE delegation members held a number of meetings with the delegations and organizations attending the conference.
Al Ka’abi opened the UAE pavilion at the exhibition, held on the conference’s sideline. The stand features stands for FANR, ENEC and the UAE's permanent mission to IAEA.
“Nuclear safety is primarily the responsibility of licensees in individual States. But accidents can transcend borders, so effective international cooperation on nuclear safety is vital,” said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the opening of the conference.
“For an organization to achieve a high level of nuclear safety, it must establish a culture in which people are encouraged to continuously look for improvement, and feel able to challenge assumptions and question received wisdom. In short, a culture that puts safety first,” he added.