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Austria: Rafael Grossi appointed as Director General of UN nuclear agency

Austria, Vienna
December 02, 2019 at 11:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

A special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) General Conference approved the appointment of Argentinean diplomat Rafael Grossi as Director General of the agency in Vienna on Monday.

"I, solemnly swear to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. To discharge this functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of the agency only in view and not to seek or accept instructions in regard to the performance of my duties from any government or other authority external to the agency," said Grossi taking his oath of office.

Rafael Grossi will be the IAEA's sixth Director General. He is succeeding Yukiya Amano of Japan who passed away in July.

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A special session of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) General Conference approved the appointment of Argentinean diplomat Rafael Grossi as Director General of the agency in Vienna on Monday.

"I, solemnly swear to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency. To discharge this functions and regulate my conduct with the interests of the agency only in view and not to seek or accept instructions in regard to the performance of my duties from any government or other authority external to the agency," said Grossi taking his oath of office.

Rafael Grossi will be the IAEA's sixth Director General. He is succeeding Yukiya Amano of Japan who passed away in July.

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