Hungary is committed to ensuring nuclear energy safety and supports the agenda of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Marta Fekszi Horvath, state secretary of Hungary's Foreign Ministry Friday.
As a founding member, Hungary has been among the pioneering countries to sign national agreements and has been a committed partner living up to joint goals, including world peace, Fekszi told a conference, marking the 50th anniversary of IAEA's foundation, MTI news agency reported.
Deputy Director General of IAEA Yury Sokolov said that Hungary's only nuclear energy plant in Paks, 100 km south of Budapest, has operated outstandingly.
He said it was at Paks where the IAEA conducted its first security check-up in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region in 1988. There were two further inspections in 2001 and 2005, he added.