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Atomic Energy Agency Keen to Support Ethiopia Establish Cancer Treatment Center

ADDIS ABABA – Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnnen held discussion with Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on Friday.

Deputy Prime Minister Demeke briefed the IAEA Director-General about the current situation in Ethiopia during the meeting, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Ethiopia is successfully hosting the AU ministerial session and the AU summit that demonstrated peace and stability in the country, he said.

He also expressed Ethiopia’s interest to work with the Agency in utilizing Atomic energy for development purposes, in particular in the agricultural sector.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister also requested the Agency to open its office in Ethiopia.

Recalling the annual observance of World Cancer Day on February 04, Rafael Mariano expressed the IAEA’s interest to establish a cancer treatment center in Ethiopia, reads the Ministry’s statement.

The IAEA supports national governments to use nuclear science and technology to better diagnose, treat and manage this disease.