Namibia mourns death of IAEA Director General

26 Jul 2019 12:20pm
WINDHOEK, 26 JUL (NAMPA) - Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah has issued a statement mourning the death of diplomat and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General, Yukiya Amano.
Amano died on 18 July 2019.
In the statement issued 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 was symbolised by his two high level visits to Namibia in 2013 and 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,” it said.
Nandi-Ndaitwah explained that the enhanced cooperation with the IAEA resulted in the establishment of the Nuclear Medicine Department in Oshakati, which provides services which were previously inaccessible and unaffordable to many people.
The minister extended condolences to his family and the IAEA staff on behalf Namibia.