28 Feb 2023 14:43

Ukraine nominates itself for IAEA Board of Governors

MOSCOW. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Ukrainian Energy Minister German Galushchenko has urged European colleagues to support Ukraine's nomination as a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)'s Board of Governors.

Galushchenko made the call at an informal meeting of the EU energy and transport ministers in Stockholm on February 27, the Ukrainian media said on Monday with the reference to the Ukrainian Energy Ministry.

"The energy minister said that Ukraine nominates itself for the IAEA Board of Governors in 2023-2025 and urged the meeting participants to join the respective discussion and to support the bid of Ukraine," the ministry said.

The IAEA defines its Board of Governors as one of the two executive bodies of the agency, alongside the annual General Conference of IAEA member states.

The Board analyzes the financial reports, program and budget of the IAEA and prepares recommendations for the General Conference on their basis. It also processes membership applications, approves safeguards agreements, and publishes IAEA safety norms. Besides, the Board appoints the IAEA director-general, who is confirmed by the General Conference.