The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, organized after the first session of the 65th General Conference of the IAEA, a ceremony to award plaques to countries having contributed to the project for the renovation of IAEA laboratories for nuclear applications, including Morocco.
Were invited to this ceremony, the outgoing president of the 64th session of the General Conference, the ambassador permanent representative of the Kingdom, Azzeddine Farhane, the ambassadors of Belgium, Germany, South Korea, Ghana, Poland, Israel and Pakistan, whose countries have contributed financially to this project.
During this ceremony, the IAEA Director General paid tribute to the United States and the United Kingdom which have already contributed to the project to renovate the IAEA laboratories for nuclear applications in Seibersdorf and welcomed the financial contribution of other countries for the establishment of this important scientific and technical laboratory.
The IAEA operates eight nuclear applications laboratories in Seibersdorf which support and carry out activities that meet the development needs of Member States in a variety of fields and carry out applied research and development activities, organizing courses and activities capacity building in Member States, and providing technical and analytical services.
Unique in the United Nations system, the Nuclear Applications Laboratories at Seibersdorf conduct research on issues such as food and agriculture, human health, radiation monitoring and environmental assessment, as well as use of nuclear analysis instruments.