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Deputy Minister Milen Lyutskanov met with experts from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency

28 January 2020 Events and Discussions

Deputy Foreign Minister Milen Lyutskanov met with experts from the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. The meeting discussed the progress of our country on its path to membership in the Agency, bringing together countries from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, which have about 82% of the world nuclear capacity. The experts praised the efforts made by Bulgaria and said that out country finds support among the members of the Agency.

Deputy Minister Lyutskanov emphasized that the membership of our country is logical and natural given the fact that Bulgaria has been developing its nuclear energy for more than 60 years, participates in a number of international organisations and has experience and expertise in this field. He pointed out that joining the Nuclear Energy Agency is included in the national Action Plan for Bulgaria’s membership in the OECD, which is a priority for the Bulgarian government.

“There is a political consensus in Bulgaria on the need for our country to join the OECD,” said Milen Lyutskanov. “All institutions are working hard to achieve this goal.”

The participants in the meeting were categorical that the membership in the Nuclear Energy Agency will open new opportunities for participation of Bulgarian scientists and experts in the work on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, who will be able to draw from OECD good practices and participate in the process of formulation of new standards in this area.

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