Director General of Rosatom State Corporation Mr. Alexey Likhachev had a meeting with IAEA Director General Mr. Rafael Grossi on the margins of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP-28) in Dubai.


Alexey Likhachev confirmed support for the IAEA's activities to promote the “peaceful atom” as a sustainable energy source and expressed readiness to continue joint work on this track. Russia has joined the Statement of the Agency and a group of countries on the role of nuclear energy in the climate agenda.

The main emphasis of the talks was placed on the issues related to ensuring nuclear safety and security of the Zaporozhskaya NPP (ZNPP).

In particular, the discussion was focused on the work of the IAEA mission at the plant and the forthcoming regular rotation of the Agency’s experts scheduled for December 5 this year.

The parties agreed to hold full-scale consultations in January-February 2024.