The following is the text of the message of the Secretary-General of the SCO:
We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. YukiyaAmano, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
As Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Mr. Amano worked tirelessly to ensure that nuclear energy is used only for peaceful purposes. He advanced use of nuclear energy for human well-being in medicine, agriculture and other vital areas.
Much of Mr. Amano’s life was dedicated to international peace, security, and development, not just his decade-long tenure as Director General of the IAEA but also throughout his diplomatic career. The world will remember Mr. Amano as an outstanding diplomat and dedicated supporter of strengthening international security and stability.
The Secretariat of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization conveys its deepest condolences to his family and the staff of the IAEA. In mourning his loss, we are also thankful for Mr. Amano’s distinguished service to all humanity.
With respect and deep condolences,
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
23 July 2019