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IAEA confirms resignation of deputy director-general

2010-07-01 10:27:29 GMT2010-07-01 18:27:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

File photo of IAEA's Olli Heinonen as he attends a media conference in Tehran August 21, 2007. (AFP File Photo)

File photo of IAEA's Olli Heinonen as he returns to Vienna, Austria from Syria on June 25th, 2008. (AFP File Photo)

VIENNA, July 1 (Xinhua) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed in Vienna on Thursday that the Director General (DG) of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, approved the resignation of the Deputy Director General, Head of the Department of Safeguards, Olli Heinonen.

It was confirmed by the IAEA press office that Olli Heinonen submitted his resignation because he would take another job.

As for Heinonen’s successor, nothing has yet been decided. But this post should be filled without delay through normal practice.

Olli Heinonen was appointed a deputy director-general of the IAEA in July 2005. The resignation of Olli Heinonen will take effect at the end of August.


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