Delegation of the European Union to Argentina

Statement by the Spokesperson on the appointment of the new IAEA Director General

Brussels, 30/10/2019 - 16:44, UNIQUE ID: 191030_13
Statements by the Spokesperson

The European Union congratulates Rafael Mariano Grossi of Argentina on his appointment as the new Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IAEA plays a crucial role in upholding nuclear safety and security, a rules-based global order, effective multilateralism, and implementation of public international law, as well as in monitoring and verifying Iran’s nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA).

As a strong supporter of the IAEA, the European Union is looking forward to supporting the work of the new Director-General and further enhancing good cooperation with the Agency, including towards the preservation and full implementation of the JCPoA.