Georgia Signs Country Programme Framework for 2020-2025

Vasil Gedevanishvili, Head of the Agency of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, and Dazhu Yang, IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation, signed Georgia’s Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period of 2020-2025 on 26 November 2020. A CPF is the frame of reference for the medium-term planning of technical cooperation between a Member State and the IAEA and identifies priority areas where the transfer of nuclear technology and technical cooperation resources will be directed to support national development goals.

Georgia has been an IAEA Member State since 1996. Its 2020-2025 CPF identifies five priority areas:

  1. Ensuring nuclear and radiation safety and security
  2. Increasing early detection and treatment of oncological diseases and preventing risk factors associated with nutrition related non-communicable diseases
  3. Ensuring food safety, improving food control systems, and improving agricultural practices
  4. Improving water resources management and environmental radiation monitoring.
  5. Assessing the national potential to use renewable energy

Eve-Külli Kala, Director of the TC Division for Europe, delivered remarks during the virtual signing ceremony. (Photo: O. Yusuf/IAEA)

The document was signed on behalf of Georgia by Vasil Gedevanishvili, Head of the Agency of Nuclear and Radiation Safety, in the presence of Ketevan Tsikhelashvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Republic of Austria and Permanent Representative to Vienna-based International Organizations. (Photo: I. Sultanishvili/MFA)

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