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IAEA mourns death of Iranian president prior to conference on nuclear security held in Vienna

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IAEA mourns death of Iranian president prior to conference on nuclear security held in Vienna

2024-05-21 11:21 Last Updated At:14:07

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday hosted an international ministerial conference at its headquarters in Vienna, discussing the future of nuclear security globally.

Before the conference started, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi led a minute of silence, after the news of the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash.

According to the IAEA, the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Shaping the Future, taking place from 20 to 24 May, attracted approximately 2000 participants, including 110 ministers, heads of delegations and high-ranking officials.

About 122 IAEA member states and four organizations also represented at the conference to discuss the future of global nuclear security, while exchanging information, sharing the latest practices in the fields of nuclear energy and nuclear safety, and promoting international cooperation.

During the international conference, he stressed that all countries must abide by legal-binding policies and measures in the field of international nuclear safety regulation.

IAEA mourns death of Iranian president prior to conference on nuclear security held in Vienna

IAEA mourns death of Iranian president prior to conference on nuclear security held in Vienna

China's railways carried a total of 337 million tons of freight in May this year, up 2.8 percent year on year, with demand for coal-driven electricity as a driving force behind the movement.

The month saw nearly 71 million tons of freight transported by containers, up 20 percent year on year, according to statistics from China Railway.

According to China Railway, demand for electricity as summer approaches is keeping the railway system at high capacity. To support coal transportation of coal within the country and the export of Xinjiang coal, the average daily loading of coal on railways nationwide remained above 80,000 wagons and 55,000 wagons, respectively.

In international freight transport, China sent a total of 1,724 freight trains to Europe in May, sending 186,000 twenty-foot equivalent units of cargo, up 14 percent and 13 percent respectively year on year, setting a record for transport volume in a single month.

The China-Laos Railway carried 473,000 tons of cargo across the border in the month, up 16.2 percent year-on-year, along with a surge in fruit and vegetables transported to and from Southeast Asia.

China continues to promote its campaign to shift road freight to rail. Ports across the country are improving ship-to-train transshipment solutions with an average of 33,600 wagons transshipped per day, up 15.4 percent year-on-year.

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

China's freight trains carry 337 million tons in May, with container traffic grows quickly

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