Cuba participates in IAEA Board of Governors meeting

Cuba expressed its commitment to continue to work with the IAEA on the application of nuclear technologies in priority sectors, such as public health, industry, food security and the environment

AUSTRIA.— The Cuban delegation participating in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors Meeting, highlighted various priority areas for the country.

Cuban Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the IAEA, Juan Carlos Mar­sán, emphasized the importance of an extensive program for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, through the use of nuclear technologies and consequently, the importance of establishing appropriate regulatory infrastructure for the safe use of radiation technologies.

Likewise, he expressed Cuba’s commitment to continue to work with the IAEA on the application of nuclear technologies in priority sectors, such as public health, industry, food security and the environment.

During his speech, Mar­sán emphasized the impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the U.S. against Cuba, on the progress of programs to apply nuclear technology developed jointly by the IAEA and Cuba. He stated that it was vital that the international community continue to demand an end to this unjust policy.

Finally, the Cuban delegation which included the Third Secretary of the Cuban Embassy in this country, Isaura Cabañas, emphasized the work being carried out by the Cuban medical brigade in the fight against Ebola in West Africa and called on other member states to contribute to the endeavour. In addition, the representatives thanked the IAEA for its plan to increase cooperation in this regard.

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