Cablegate: Iaea Safeguards Committee Demarche

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301054Z Sep 05



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: STATE 159113

1. Embassy economic officer met on Sept. 7, 2005 with
Director (EPA) of the Energy Commission of Nigeria,
Professor O. L. Hoeje and Director General of the Energy
Commission of Nigeria Professor A. S. Sambo.

2. Econoff presented ref talking points on the Board of
Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA)
agreement to create a new Committee on Safeguards and
Verification to consider ways and means to strengthen the
safeguards system and welcoming suggestions for chairman of
the new committee.

3. Professor Sambo said he would get back to Embassy if he
came up with any individuals he thought should be nominated.
Sambo reaffirmed Nigeria's commitment to only peaceful
nuclear energy projects and expressed a desire to work more
closely with the United States in the future, particularly
with the U.S. Department of Energy.


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