Annual meeting of WWER Regulators Forum kicks off in Isfahan
The 24th annual meeting of the Forum of State Nuclear Safety Authorities of the Countries Operating WWER Type Reactors (WWER Regulators’ Forum) started work on Tuesday in the central Iranian provincial capital city of Isfahan.
The two-day event is attended by its 12 member states including Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, China, Finland, Hungary, India, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Germany and Iran.
The 24th Forum of the WWER Regulators is being hosted by Iran’s Nuclear Safety Forum for the first time, while it is also attended for the first time by representative of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Iran’s special aide to the head of the AEOI told IRNA on the phone that Iran’s hosting of the WWER Regulators’ Forum is due to the achievements gained after the July 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and is also in line with developing the AEOI activities.
The Water-Water Energetic Reactor (WWER) Forum was established in 1993 to foster enhancement of the nuclear safety and radiation protection in the interested countries through utilization of the collective experience, information exchange and consolidation of efforts of the national nuclear safety authorities to study safety problems and improve regulatory policies and practices.
The forum is held annually in one of the countries operating WWER type reactors.
Hosting the meeting by Iran for the first time with the largest number of the member states indicated a change in nuclear states’ attitude towards Iran and promises a bright future for cooperation in various areas, particularly safety-related issues.