Namibia mourns death of IAEA Director General

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah mourned the death of diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Yukiya Amano.

In a statement issued to Nampa here on Thursday, Nandi-Ndaitwah said Amano advocated for nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful use of nuclear technology for sustainable development.

The statement added that during Amano's tenure, the IAEA and Namibia strengthened their cooperation, which, it added, was symbolised by his two high level visits to Namibia in 2013 and again in 2016.

Namibia benefited immensely from the IAEA, particularly in the areas of cancer control through the provision of equipment and training of medical and technical personnel, the statement added.

In the statement Nandi-Ndaitwah explained that the enhanced cooperation with the IAEA resulted in the establishment of the Nuclear Medicine Department on Oshakati, which provides services which were previously inaccessible and unaffordable to many people.

In the statement, Nandi-Ndaitwah extended condolences to his family and the IAEA staff on behalf Namibia.

Source: Namibia Press Agency