Statement of Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo on the Sudden Death of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

Statement of Executive Secretary Lassina Zerbo on the Sudden Death of IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

22 July 2019, Vienna, Austria

It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of Yukiya Amano. This is a great loss for the international community. In his role as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Amano was an effective advocate for nuclear non-proliferation and the peaceful use of nuclear technologies for development.  Mr. Amano had a long and distinguished career in the service of the international community.  He was an exemplary diplomat representing Japan, and was committed to achieving a more peaceful and prosperous world.  I appreciate and acknowledge his service to the international community and express my sincere condolences and sympathy to his family, friends, and the staff of the IAEA.