MADRID, Oct. 3 (Xinhua) -- The General Assembly of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Friday named Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Uruguay to its Board of Governors.
According to reports reaching here, Turkey, Romania, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Malaysia and New Zealand will also be part of the 35-member board, IAEA president Gianni Ghisi of Italy said.
The Board of Governors is an executive organ of the IAEA, which monitors global nuclear security.
Among the pending issues before the board are the atomic programs of Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and the choice of a new director general to replace Egypt's Mohamed El Baradei, who plans to leave office at the end of his third four-year term late next year.
Editor: Sun Yunlong