November 15, 2019
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Myanmar vows to continue cooperation with IAEA to implement additional protocol

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H.E. U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar (right), and IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano (left), at the IAEA's 57th General Conference in Vienna, Austria, on 17 September 2013. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

Myanmar vowed Thursday that it would continue to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to implement the Additional Protocol signed in Vienna, Austria, official media reported.

"Myanmar is actively pursuing nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation in international forums. As this Additional Protocol contributes towards these goals, Myanmar will continue to cooperate with IAEA and the international community for implementation of this Additional Protocol," said the state-run daily New Light of Myanmar.

Currently, Myanmar is undertaking a process of preparing itself to implement the protocol and the process, among others, including drafting a domestic law, forming a national authority for the implementation of the protocol and establishing a State System of Accounting and Control.

When the preparatory process is completed, Myanmar will inform the agency by a written notification to trigger the entry into force of the additional protocol for Myanmar.

Myanmar and the IAEA signed the Additional Protocol on application of safeguards in connection with the Treaty on Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria on Tuesday.

The protocol was inked by Myanmar Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin and IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano.

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