Cuba participates in the 63rd ordinary session of the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), being held from September 16 to 20, 2019 in Vienna, Austria, gathering high-ranking officials, government experts and all Member States.
The Cuban delegation is headed by the Vice Minister of the Science, Technology and Environment Ministry (CITMA), Jose Fidel Santana Nunez, Cuban Embassy in Vienna reported.
The main aims are to review budgetary and mandate-related matters of the Agency and to take decisions on issues raised by the Board of Governors, the Director General and Member States.
A Scientific Forum on issues related to nuclear science and technology is regularly held in parallel to the General Conference.
On this occasion, Cuba will also attend the Forum entitled "A decade of cancer control action and the way forward", to be held on September 17 and 18.
The Caribbean nation is a founding member of the IAEA, an international agency with which it has kept a close, fluid and active cooperation.
The Cuban delegation to attend the General Conference is also represented by Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernandez, Cuba's permanent representative to the International Organizations based in Vienna and members of CITMA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Permanent Mission in Austria.