VIENNA, SEPT 29TH, 2022 - Dr. Abdul Rahim Harun, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Mr. Hua Liu, Deputy Chairman of the IAEA and Head of the Technical Cooperation, signed the Malaysian Country Programme Framework (CPF) for the period 2022-2027 during the 66th IAEA General Conference.

The CPF is used as a reference frame for Member States and the IAEA to identify priority areas for nuclear technology transfer and technical cooperation resources to meet the country's development goals. For the record, Malaysia has been a member state of the IAEA since 1969.

Nuclear Safety and Security, Radiation Technology and Industrial Applications, Human Health and Nutrition, Food and Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources, and Environment are the five priority areas identified in the CPF for the period 2022-2027.

These priority areas will be implemented and addressed through national technical cooperation programs, to be complemented by projects under regional and inter-regional cooperation programs, including regional agreement programs with the RCA, Asia, and Pacific Cooperation Agreement for Nuclear Science, Development, and Training Related to Nuclear Science and Technology.



VIENNA, SEPT 28TH 2022- Malaysian Nuclear Agency, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), based in Vienna, Austria, signed a Practical Arrangement (PA) today to establish cooperation between the two organisations in the fields of radiation education and training, transport, and radioactive waste.

The ratification was signed by Dr. Abdul Rahim Harun, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, and Mrs. Lydie Evrard, Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Security and Security. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dato' Sri Dr. Adham bin Baba, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The agreement outlines areas of cooperation between the two parties in the Asian and Pacific regions, including education and exercises in radiation safety, transportation, and residuals. The PA also emphasised the importance of cooperation and collaboration in promoting a unified approach to the development of education and training, supporting more effective technical elements in the process, and ensuring alignment and complementary activities.

Malaysia and the IAEA will continue to collaborate to assist other IAEA member nations with exercise and capacity building, investigation activities, and the exchange and dissemination of valuable information.At the 66th IAEA Supreme Court held in Vienna, Austria on September 27 to 30, 2022, Dr. Adham also delivered a State Statement emphasising Malaysia's commitment to fostering closer cooperation with the IAEA towards achieving common goals and interests.

"Malaysia appreciates the IAEA's support in coordinating scientific programmes that promote the exchange of scientific and technical information. Malaysia is also thrilled to have been designated as an IAEA Cooperation Centre in the disciplines of radiation processing, advanced non-destructive testing, and inbreeding of plants inducing mutations. "In this context, Malaysia wishes to renew its status as an IAEA Cooperation Centre so that Malaysia's experience and expertise can continue to be shared with other member countries," he said. 

Malaysia has engaged with the IAEA in medical and health, food and agriculture, industry and manufacturing, the environment, radiation safety, education and training, regulation, and other areas of interest for over 50 years.