Updated in: 12 November 2019 - 11:39
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TEHRAN (defapress)- The International Atomic Energy Agency Board of Governors selected Argentina's Permanent Representative Rafael Grossi to be the next director general, months after former IAEA director general Yukiya Amano passed away.
News ID: 79121
Publish Date: 29October 2019 - 16:05

Argentina's Grossi Elected as New IAEA Director GeneralGrossi, 58, has secured the necessary two-thirds in a vote by the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors to become its next director general, and is expected to assume office no later than 1 January 2020.

The Argentinian diplomat has been elected the new director general of the IAEA beating out the IAEA's acting Director-General Cornel Feruta and Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation Lassina Zerbo.

In late July, Amano passed away, necessitating the election of a new head of the organisation.

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