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Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency to visit Finland

Ministry for Foreign AffairsMinistry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 24.11.2020 13.21 | Published in English on 24.11.2020 at 14.51
Press release
Kansainvälisen atomienergiajärjestön (IAEA) pääjohtaja Rafael Mariano Grossi lähikuvassa. Taustalla IAEA-järjestön sininen logo.
Kuva: Dean Calma / IAEA

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi will visit Finland on 25–26 November 2020. On Wednesday, he will meet President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä and discuss with Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto and Minister for Development and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari. On Thursday, Mr Grossi will visit Eurajoki.

The discussions will focus on non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and the peaceful use of nuclear power. In addition to the use of nuclear power in energy production, Grossi is particularly interested in Finland’s pioneering work in constructing a final repository for spent nuclear fuel in Olkiluoto. 

During the day, he will also discuss current issues related to the use of nuclear energy with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK). He will also visit the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland to learn about the expertise related to the Centre for Nuclear Safety and the decommissioning of nuclear power.

On Thursday 26 November, Director General Grossi will visit Eurajoki to learn about the Olkiluoto 3 nuclear power plant, which is under construction by Teollisuuden Voima Oy. He will also hear about Posiva Oy’s final repository of spent nuclear fuel, encapsulation plant and the underground facility Onkalo.

Liisa Heikinheimo, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 50 567 5451
Leena Pylvänäinen, Head of Unit, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, tel. +359 29 535 1323
Juha Poikola, Manager, Public Relations and Responsibility, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj, tel. +358 50 313 1360

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