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IAEA: Cortese, Grossi open Italian Stand at 66th Conference

VIENNA, SEPTEMBER 27 – The Italian Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Alessandro Cortese, and the IAEA General Diretor Rafael Mariano Grossi today opened the Italian stand at the IAEA 66th General Conference.

Many leading Italian institutions and companies in energy sector and nuclear scientific applications are represented, spanningfrom AIPnD (Associazione Italiana Prove non Distruttive) to Ansaldo, Politecnico di Milano and Torino, ENI,  the Italian Nuclear Physics Research Institute, Opificio delle Pietre Dure operating in Florence and the Viareggio based Costruzioni Apparecchiature Elettroniche Nucleari SpA (CAEN), which designs and manufactures sophisticated electronic equipment for nuclear physics research and is today among the world-leading companies in the field. Cortese and Grossi also attended the opening of the EU-Italy-Romania stand along with the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, and the Permanent Representative of the Union, Stephan Klement.

The IAEA Conference is being held from 26 to 30 September 2022 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC). Yesterday, at the start of the plenary session on the first day, Ambassador Cortese was  elected  by acclamation as President of the Conference.

In his opening statement IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi stated that the IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges. He highlighted the benefits of nuclear science and technology to better prepare for the next zoonotic disease outbreak; to mitigate and adapt to climate change; to improve food and water security; to fight cancer; and to clean up the ocean. Additionally, he pointed out the role of nuclear energy in helping countries to meet their energy needs and in addressing climate change. Mr Grossi also stressed that nuclear safety and security in Ukraine are top priorities for the IAEA.

Thirty-seven delegations participated in the debate during the plenary session. (@OnuItalia)

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