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Jordan and Turkey close to signing nuclear treaty

Deal with Italy also imminent, treaties to be signed by year's end.

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Jordan wants to built a 1,000MW nuclear reactor within ten years.
Jordan wants to built a 1,000MW nuclear reactor within ten years.

Jordan has finalised a draft for nuclear cooperation agreement (NCA) with Turkey, which facilitates the exchange of technology and expertise, in a bid to develop a nuclear programme, said the head of the counties nuclear body.

A NCA with Italy is also in the works, and both agreements are to be signed by the end of this year.

"The framework is in place and we look to sign the agreements very soon," Khaled Toukan, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission, told The Jordan Times.

Jordan’s nuclear programme aims at building a 1,000MW reactor near the city of Aqaba within 10 years.

The Kingdom has already signed NCA’s with nine countries, including France, Japan, Russia and South Korea. Negotiations about an NCA between the Kingdom and the US are ongoing.
 

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