On October 5, 2017, a delegation from Russian MPs (State Duma, Russian Federation) visited the HAEA. The delegation was received by Mr Gyula Fichtinger, the Director General of the HAEA, who also delivered a presentation about the HAEA's activities, nuclear and radioactive waste storage facilities and the most important regulations of the application of nuclear energy in Hungary.
The 61st IAEA General Conference has provided an opportunity for the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority to initiate senior management and expert level bilateral meetings with more than ten countries.
The document, which contains Hungarian priority areas for the 2017-2022 period in the framework of IAEA’s Technical Cooperation Programme, was signed by Mr Dazhu Yang, Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Technical Cooperation of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director General of the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority on the margin of the 61st IAEA General Conference, in Vienna, on 20 September 2017.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Moroccan and Hungarian authorities was signed by Mr Khammar Mrabit, Director General of the Moroccan regulatory authority and Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director General of HAEA on 18 September 2017, while the MoU with the Polish authority was signed by Mr Andrzej Przybycin, President of the National Atomic Energy Agency of the Republic of Poland and Mr Gyula Fichtinger, Director General of HAEA on 19 September 2017, in Vienna.
The delegation of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) visited the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority on 5-6 September. Participants discussed licensing procedures and regulatory oversight experiences of their new build project.