Federal Planning Minister Julio De Vido , presented today in Vienna, Austria, Argentina's candidacy the Directorate General of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to representatives of countries of the Latin American and Caribbean Group.
in a meeting prior to the opening of the 59th. International Conference of the IAEA, and accompanied by senior representatives of the national nuclear industry, De Vido announced Latin American diplomats the candidacy of Argentine ambassador to Austria, Rafael Grossi, the Directorate General of the international organization, replacing the Japanese Yukiya Amano.
the second term Yukiya Amano, who will attempt to be reelected, concluded in 2017.
since 1957, since its inception, the IAEA has had as CEOs representatives from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia
. "in sixty years of history never a Latin American occupied this important position, it is time that Latin America also make its contribution to face the IAEA," he said De Vido
. in addition to the representatives of Latin America and the Caribbean, Argentina will seek support from other countries, including emerging.
"We have a credible candidate, with over thirty years of work in the field of nuclear energy and non-proliferation, "De Vido, who recalled that Grossi -current governor and permanent representative of Argentina to the IAEA-said has been chief of Staff and Director General for Political Affairs of the organism.
in turn, representatives of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Cuba and Venezuela, among others, highlighted the qualities of Grossi, his sympathy with the candidacy and commitment to the region has more representation in the body.
"the Directorate General of the IAEA will project a vision, a way of seeing the world and an ideology that will not be other than the Latin American" promised De Vido, in Argentina Lounge, in the Austria Center Vienna.