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U.S. Energy Secretary Chu to Lead Delegation to IAEA 54th Annual General Conference

September 17, 2010 - 12:00am

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Washington D.C. - Beginning Monday, September 20, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will lead the American delegation at the International Atomic Energy Agency's 54th General Conference in Vienna, Austria. During his visit, Secretary Chu will deliver a speech outlining the U.S.'s priorities regarding the peaceful use of nuclear energy; strengthening nonproliferation and international safeguards; advancing disarmament; and securing nuclear material abroad.

While at the conference Secretary Chu will also host a series of bilateral meetings, and participate in a media roundtable event.  Other U.S. delegation members include U.S. Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman; U.S. National Nuclear Security Administrator Tom D'Agostino; and U.S. Department of Energy Deputy Assistant Secretary for Office of Nuclear Energy Pete Lyons.

12:15 p.m. (est), Monday, September 20, 2010

Secretary Chu Speech to IAEA 54th Annual General Conference

Vienna International Center - Building 4

General Conference Room

Media wishing to attend the speech should have UN Press accreditation to enter the Vienna International Centre. If you do not hold such an accreditation, please get in touch with IAEA Public Information.

1:15p.m., Monday, September 20, 2010

Secretary Chu to tour U.S. exhibits at IAEA 54th Annual General Conference

Vienna International Center, Rotunda

Note --- this is for still cameras and video B-roll only.

8:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 21, 2010 

Secretary Chu to participate in media roundtable

Room U2 D3570 at the Austria Center

Note --- you need a UN Press accreditation to enter the Vienna International Centre. If you do not hold such an accreditation, please get in touch with our colleagues from IAEA Public Information.

Journalists planning to attend the briefing should RSVP to Mr. Wolfgang Bednarzek, BednarzekWA@state.gov, or + 43 1 31339-4741.

Cameras should arrive at 8:00 for set-up.

Media contact(s):

(202) 586-4940

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