Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.
I am honored to represent the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in front of this distinguished international organization, through which many nations come together to promote the peaceful uses of nuclear energy in a safe and secure manner.
The UAE has embarked on the development of a peaceful nuclear energy programme since 2008 to meet the growing domestic demand for electricity. Nuclear energy will contribute significantly to the future energy mix in the UAE, which is necessary to sustain the developing nature of a rapidly growing economy.
UAE has committed itself to the highest standards of safety, security, non-proliferation, and complete operational transparency.
The UAE - IAEA's strong relationship is based on UAE policy principles of working directly with the IAEA in all steps taken by the Government in the nuclear field. Our growing partnership with the IAEA includes increasing the number of technical cooperation activities, maintaining a close working relationship to support IAEA work, and full cooperation in meeting international obligations under the auspices of the IAEA.
The website walks you through the steps that the UAE has taken in developing its nuclear energy programme, and provides up-to-date information on UAE - IAEA activities and work.
These are exciting times as the UAE moves progressively in developing its first nuclear power plant project, and I encourage you to visit the website often to learn about our latest news.
We always look forward to your feedback and comments.
Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi
Permanent Representative of the United Arab Emirates to the International Atomic Energy Agency,
Special Representative for International Nuclear Cooperation