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UAE and US sign cooperation agreement

Authorities agree on exchange of technical information and cooperation

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The UAE is laying the groundwork for its nuclear reactors coming online from 2017
The UAE is laying the groundwork for its nuclear reactors coming online from 2017

 The United Arab Emirate’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) and the US’ Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have signed a cooperation agreement in Washington, DC allowing for the exchange of technical information and cooperation in nuclear safety, security and safeguards matters, FANR announced on Monday.

“This arrangement was made within the framework of the bilateral nuclear cooperation [123] agreement between the Governments of the United Arab Emirates and the United States, and implemented on December 17, 2009,” FANR said in a statement.

“The FANR-NRC Cooperation Arrangement will allow the exchange of technical information relating to the regulation of safety, security, safeguards and the environmental impact of nuclear energy facilities. The scope of the arrangement also covers safety research exchange, as well as nuclear safety training for personnel,” read the statement.

The signing ceremony was attended by Yousuf Al Otaiba, UAE’s Ambassador to the US, and other UAE officials

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