Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, August 27
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
Turkmenistan is opening its permanent representative office under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s decree said Aug. 27.
According to the message, the Turkmen embassy in Austria has been charged with the functions of the representative office.
Diplomat Silapberdi Nurberdiev, heading the diplomatic mission, has been appointed permanent representative of Turkmenistan to the IAEA, the message said.
According to the message, the main department of civil defense and rescue operations of the Turkmen Defense Ministry will act as the national coordinating body for cooperation between Turkmenistan and the IAEA.
The department will be charged with the implementation of Turkmenistan's international commitments indicated the IAEA statute, the message said.
Turkmenistan gained full membership in the IAEA in early 2016.
Earlier, Turkmenistan cooperated with the IAEA on the basis of the Agreement for the Application of Safeguards in connection with the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons signed in 2005.
IAEA headquartered in Vienna was established in 1957 as an independent intergovernmental organization in the UN system.
IAEA activity is aimed at developing the cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy.