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26 September 2023 - 18:19
Iran, Venezuela discuss cooperation in nuclear medicine

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami and Venezuelan Vice President of Science, Technology, Education, and Health, Gabriela Jiménez have held talks on bilateral collaborations in the field of nuclear medicine.

The Iranian and Venezuelan officials met on the sidelines of the 67th General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria, the IRNA reported on Tuesday.

The two sides discussed ways to develop cooperation in various areas of nuclear medicine, including the supply of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals as well as equipment required for the nuclear medicine.

The Iranian nuclear chief and the Venezuelan minister also conferred ways to improve relations between the two countries and they reached consensus on certain topics.

It is worth mentioning that Venezuela’s nuclear medicine is one of the areas affected by the West-imposed sanctions, including radiopharmaceuticals; so, the number of cancer patients increased in the Latin American country; therefore, the development of cooperation between Tehran and Caracas can help the Venezuelan people overcome the challenge at this time, because Iran succeeded in developing nuclear medicine.

Iran-China nuclear cooperation

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also held talks with the vice president of the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA), reviewed Tehran-Beijing ties in various fields and discussed issues, including the construction of nuclear power plants.

The two sides underlined the need for the expansion of cooperation and further development of relations between Iran and China, as well as the need for confronting unilateralism in the world.

The 67th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference is being held from September 25 to 29 at the Vienna International Centre (VIC) in Vienna, Austria.

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