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Putin assures IAEA chief that Russia honors non-proliferation regime

May 14, 13:00 UTC+3

Russia is developing its nuclear energy in strict compliance with the restrictions on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Vladimir Putin says

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SOCHI, May 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has assured head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano that Russia is developing its nuclear energy in strict compliance with the restrictions on non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

"You know that Russia is one of key participants of the process of developing atomic energy," Putin said at a bilateral meeting. "We are fully meeting our commitments and all works which Russia conducts on developing atomic energy are in strict compliance with all the restrictions related to the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction."

The Russian president stressed that he is glad that the IAEA is acting strictly in line with its charter and has earned confidence due to its professionalism and impartiality.

Putin thanked Amano for taking part in a forum held by the Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation. The Russian leader recalled that Russia has been supporting the IAEA’s activity from the very outset and continues active cooperation with the organization.

The president noted that at Monday’s meeting with the IAEA chief he plans to discuss all issues of Russia’s cooperation with the organization.

Amano said he was impressed by the cutting-edge technologies in both atomic energy and other areas presented at Rosatom’s exhibition.

The tenth annual international forum ATOMEXPO 2018 is held in Sochi on May 14-16. This is the largest event of such scale in Russia and the CIS, dedicated to nuclear energy. Some 90 representatives of Russian and foreign nuclear energy companies and more than 500 foreign participants are expected to take part in the forum.

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