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International Atomic Energy Agency Mission visits Georgia

Georgia hosts the International Atomic Energy Agency (Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS)). The First Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, Nodar Kereselidze met with the representatives of the IAEA mission. The mission aims to study Georgia's nuclear and radiation safety regulatory system and determine its compliance with international standards.
The mission comprises experts from various countries which will get familiar with the activities of different agencies in radiation safety within two weeks, after which the report will be prepared with relevant recommendations. It should be noted, that fulfillment of mission recommendations will be checked by the International Atomic Energy Agency mission "Follow up".
The mission of the International Atomic Energy Organization will study atomic and nuclear safety structure and system in Georgia. Our country should have a system that responds to the international requirements, to further promote the positive image of Georgia, and at the same time to ensure nuclear and radiation security in our country, "Nodar Kereselidze said at the meeting.
During the preparatory stage, the nuclear and radiation safety specialists carried out self-assessment of the National Nuclear Regulatory Infrastructure for Nuclear and Radiation Safety through SARIS (Self-Assessment Tool) system, which was provided by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The draft action plan was developed as a result of self-assessment analysis.
The meeting was attended by the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Health and Social Affairs and Emergency Situations.