Australian Embassy and Permanent Mission to the United Nations
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Agenda item 2: Applications for membership of the Agency

IAEA Board of Governors

Agenda Item 2: Applications for membership of the Agency

22 November 2023

Statement by H.E Ambassador Ian Biggs, Governor and Resident Representative of Australia to the IAEA



Australia congratulates the Cook Islands on its application for membership of the IAEA.

It is important to add another Pacific voice to this international body. Currently, seven Pacific Island States are members, with Tonga and Samoa the most recent additions.

Australia looks forward to welcoming the Cook Islands to the IAEA.