Iran's nuclear chief heads to Vienna to attend annual IAEA conference

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Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), speaks to reporters in Tehran, December 18, 2016. (Photo by AP)

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has traveled to the Austrian capital, Vienna, to take part at the annual conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Heading a delegation, Ali Akbar Salehi left Tehran on Sunday to deliver a speech at the 61st IAEA General Conference, scheduled to be held on September 18-22.

On the sidelines of the week-long event, Salehi will further hold talks about issues of mutual interest with several IAEA officials as well as his counterparts from other countries.

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano will report on the nuclear agency’s work and achievements in the past year.

Delegates will discuss a range of topics from increasing international cooperation on nuclear, radiation, transport and waste safety, to reinforcing the IAEA’s activities related to nuclear science, technology and applications, and its technical cooperation program.

They will also discuss boosting nuclear security and improving the efficiency of the IAEA safeguards.

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