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Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä to represent Finland in the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) General Conference

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 27.9.2022 10.28
Press release
Kuvassa elinkeinoministeri Mika Lintilä

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will hold its General Conference in Vienna this week. Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will attend the conference as Finland’s representative.

IAEA is an independent UN agency tasked with promoting peaceful and safe use of nuclear energy. The General Conference is the agency’s highest decision-making body. High-level representatives from 175 Member States and other countries and organisations will convene in Vienna for the Conference. 

Agenda highlights Nordic expertise

During the week, Finland and Sweden will organise a side event about the safe final disposal of spent nuclear fuel. This is a current topic, because the first final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel will begin operations in Eurajoki in the next few years. In addition to Lintilä, the side event will include a speech by IAEA’s Director General Rafael Grossi

Lintilä will also meet Austria’s Minister of Labour and Economy Martin Kocher and representatives of Finnish companies in Vienna. Topical economic and energy issues will be discussed in the meetings. 

Inquiries:
Nina Alatalo, Adviser to Minister of Economic Affairs (EU and international affairs), +358 295 047 171
Liisa Heikinheimo, Senior Ministerial Adviser, +358 295 047 035

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