Egypt’s Baradi’ to Keep IAEA Top Seat
The council of governors at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved a decision to keep the agency’s director general, the Egyptian Mohammad Baradi’, in his position for another four years as of the end of November.
The decision has yet to be ratified by the General Congress of the IAEA in its September meeting, but according to Al Ahram Arabic daily, the ratification is “a matter of protocol.”
The expert has been with the atomic agency since 1984. He was a legal advisor, the head of the external affairs division and assistant director before assuming the top seat in 1997.
The International Atomic Energy Agency serves as the world's central intergovernmental forum for scientific and technical co-operation in the nuclear field, and as the international inspectorate for the application of nuclear safeguards and verification measures covering civilian nuclear programs – Albawaba.com
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