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    Turkey selected for 2 year term as member of IAEA board

    Anatolian Agency
    04 Ekim 2008 - 11:31Son Güncelleme : 04 Ekim 2008 - 16:22

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officially declared Turkey's membership to the board of governors on Friday.

    In the 52nd session of the IAEA General Conference in the Austrian capital of Vienna, the agency selected Turkey as a new member to its board of governors.


    Turkey joins Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Egypt, Burkina Faso, Argentina, Cuba, Uruguay, Romania and Afghanistan, elected as the other ten new members of the board.


    "Our membership is an important opportunity to become effective in the decisions the board will make," Turkey's ambassador Ahmet Ertay told reporters.


    Turkey will serve as a member of the IAEA Board of Governors for two years. The new board will conduct its first regular meeting in Vienna on Oct. 6.


    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and inhibit its use for military purposes.



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