Malaysia elected to IAEA Board of Governors

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Malaysia has been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 2020-2022 term as a representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

Wisma Putra said the decision was reached during the 64th regular session of the IAEA General Conference in Vienna, Austria on Thursday (Sept 24).

"Malaysia has served on the Board of Governors for nine terms since 1976.

"As a member of the Board, Malaysia is fully committed and will continue to support and work with the IAEA and Member States to ensure the potential of nuclear energy is used for peaceful purposes," it said in a statement issued on Sunday (Sept 27).

The IAEA General Conference convenes annually and is attended by high-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA Member States.

It serves as an inter-governmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in promoting the peaceful use of nuclear technology and nuclear power worldwide. - Bernama

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