Delegation of the European Union to the OECD and UNESCO in Paris and to the Principalities of Andorra and Monaco

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.