11 Dec 2019 12:26

New IAEA director general satisfied with Russian cooperation, planning to visit Moscow

MOSCOW. Dec 11 (Interfax) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is maintaining constructive cooperation with Russia on multiple levels, new IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said in an interview with Izvestia newspaper published on Wednesday.

Relations with Russia are being maintained on multiple levels, Grossi said. There is cooperation via diplomatic channels, he said, noting very good relations with Russian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Mikhail Ulyanov.

Additionly, the IAEA has built a constructive relationship with Rosatom, which is one of the leading suppliers of nuclear reactors, Grossi said. He added that he planned to develop those relations during his tenure at the IAEA.

Grossi said "it's perfect" in response to Izvestia's question about Russia's participation in IAEA activity.

He also said he was preparing to visit Moscow in the near future.