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CABINET APPROVES RATIFICATION OF REGIONAL COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT FOR IAEA

7/4/2014
Fiji’s membership in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will be strengthened following Cabinet approval of Fiji’s ratification of the IAEA’s Regional Cooperative Agreement (RCA).
Cabinet based its decision on a submission by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

Fiji joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in September 2012.

The IAEA is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field, and works with its member States and multiple partners to pursue the safe and peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.
The Minister said that the collaboration between the Fijian Government and IAEA is growing and it is expected that Fiji will benefit a lot from this partnership.

He said that this year, Fiji will be benefitting from IAEA through the areas of Health, Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment.
He said that ratification of the RCA will enable Fiji to address key development priorities focusing on pressing needs relating to food security, human health, environment and radiology safety.
“Additionally, it would create opportunities for Fiji to engage actively in Technical Corporation (TC) projects and capacity-building exercises.”

The Minister said that it will also intensify collaboration with IAEA through programmes and projects focused on specific needs identified by Fiji through its National Liaison Officer (NLO).

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