The message reads in particular:
“Over the decades the IAEA has remained an organisation actively fostering an international partnership in the peaceful use of nuclear energy and upholding the nuclear weapons non-proliferation regime.
The decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to the IAEA and its director-general in October 2005 confirmed the agency’s great role and importance. This award testified to the agency’s effective work and the public significance of the results it has achieved.
Our country has always been most active in its support for the IAEA’s work and will continue to be so. This year, Russia proposed the initiative of establishing international uranium processing and enrichment centres. We are sure that putting this proposal into practice would be a means of giving all interested countries equal access to the benefits of nuclear energy.
I think that the continued improvement of the world’s nuclear energy infrastructure under the aegis of the IAEA will make an effective contribution to raising its security, above all in the area of providing nuclear fuel cycle services and bolstering the non-proliferation regime, as was reaffirmed by the G8 leaders at the St Petersburg summit of July 15–17, 2006.
I am certain that the IAEA will continue to make a significant contribution to developing peaceful nuclear energy and will work actively to facilitate the development and introduction of environmentally friendly and economically efficient nuclear technology to help humankind meet its growing energy needs”.