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On the 31st of May, 2016, the press conference “Ten years of the initiative by the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin to establish the International Uranium Enrichment Center (IUEC)” will take place as part the VIII International Forum ATOMEXPO 2016.
 
The press conference will take part: Nikolay Spasskiy, Deputy CEO for International Relations, State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM; Mikhail Chudakov, Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA; Alexey Lebedev, General Director, JSC IUEC; Ludmila Zalimskaya, General Director, JSC TENEX; Aleksey Grigoriev, Senior Vice-President for Special Projects, JSC TVEL and General Director of JSC IUEC (2007-2010) and Chairman of the Board of Directors (2010-2011), as well as representatives of authorized companies from shareholding countries are expected to participate in the press conference.

The following issues are planned to be covered at the event: the goals, objectives and areas of IUEC’s activities; significance of the project for the IAEA; first steps in implementation of the IUEC project; role of the Fuel Company of ROSATOM TVEL in solving tasks of the IUEC; the IUEC cooperation with shareholders (JSC NAC KAZATOMPROM, State Concern “Nuclear Fuel”, CJSC Armenian Nuclear Power Plant).

The press conference will start at 15:20 in the Forum’s Press Center (4 Ilyinka str., Gostiny Dvor, Moscow). For mass media accreditation, please, go to the Forum’s website phone: +7 (495) 663-3821, E-mail: atomexpo@atomexpo.com.
 
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The year 2016 marked ten years of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s Initiative to establish a network of international centers for nuclear fuel cycle services, including uranium enrichment, under control of the IAEA and based on nondiscriminatory access. The initiative was voiced at the Summit of countries of Eurasian Economic Community held in Saint-Petersburg on January 25, 2006. The goals of the Initiative were the enhancement of the role of nuclear power in ensuring global energy security, development of the global infrastructure of nuclear power through creation of a network of international centers for NFC, provision of the nondiscriminatory and guaranteed access to NFC products and services to the countries developing nuclear power, and reduction of the nuclear proliferation threat. The Putin’s proposal has become the first of international initiatives associated with guaranteed and nondiscriminatory deliveries of nuclear fuel that have come to life: the IUEC in Angarsk has been created in the framework of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan of May 10, 2007. To date, IUEC shareholders are State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM (70%), JSC NAC KAZATOMPROM (Republic of Kazakhstan, 10%), CJSC “Armenian Nuclear Power Plant” (Republic of Armenia, 10%), and State Concern “Nuclear Fuel” (Ukraine, 10%). The center is open for participation of other states who fulfill the commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty of July 1, 1968, are the IAEA Member States, and share goals and objectives of the IUEC.
Source: Press Service of JSC IUEC