Vienna, 30 September 2022 (TDI): The Ambassador of Bahrain, Dr. Yusuf Abdulkarim Bucheeri, met the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, where they exchanged views on Regional and Global issues.

The meeting happened on the fourth Day of the 66th Annual General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

In the meeting, the high officials discussed various regional and global issues including ways to tackle water scarcity by improving its management with nuclear science.

Bahrain-IAEA Relations

Bahrain joined the IAEA in 2009. The Kingdom of Bahrain and International Atomic Energy Agency on health, food, and agriculture sectors.

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Moreover, Bahrain is a party to most of the international instruments concerning nuclear safety and security.

That includes the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of nuclear weapons is reproduced for the information of all Members and was signed between the members.

Bahrain is a party to the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material & its Amendment, the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident, & the Convention on Nuclear Safety. Nuclear technology & applications are primarily used in the health care industry.

66 Annual General Conference of IAEA

The High-ranking officials and representatives from IAEA 175 Member States have considered a range of issues.

The conference discussed the 2021 Annual Report and the 2023 budget to strengthen activities related to nuclear science, technology, and Innovation Project Implementation.

In addition to that, the Global Energy Crisis and the Role of Advanced Nuclear Technology were a part of the discussion in the initial days of the conference.

Furthermore, nuclear safety, security, and safeguards in Ukraine and safeguards in the Middle East and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea will also be a part of the esteemed discussion.

The event will provide the latest status and future direction of the Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action (ZODIAC). The IAEA will also discuss the progress of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) and their applications.

In addition, to mark the success of the Agency’s Programme on Nuclear Security at Major Public Events (MPEs) over the past 18 years, case studies, as well as planned developments in the MPE programme, will also be presented during a side event.

Throughout the week, both the IAEA & its Member States will host about 80 side events. General Conference Sessions at the Plenary Hall, including the statements of officials & delegates, will be streamed live during the whole week of the General Conference.