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07/20/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/21/2021 11:52

IAEA Director General, Brazilian Ministers Discuss “Rich Agenda” of Cooperation

In the last part of his visit to Brazil, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi held meetings today with Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Alberto Franco França and other high-level officials in the capital Brasilia.

Discussions centred around current global challenges related to nuclear verification, nuclear safety and security, and on ways to intensify cooperation between Brazil and the IAEA to tackle plastic pollution, support early detection of zoonoses and ways to increase access to live-saving nuclear and radiation medicine in remote areas of the country.

Mr Grossi reiterated the IAEA's readiness to support Brazil with its new energy plans, which includes the completion of the Angra 3 reactor at the Almirante Alvaro Alberto Nuclear Power Plant. 'Restarting the construction of a reactor that that has been halted for a number of years brings a host of challenges, but these can be overcome, and the IAEA is ready to support Brazil in this,' Mr Grossi said.