Kuwait signs nuclear cooperation MoU with Russia

Kuwait has signed a five-year memorandum with Russia for peaceful use of nuclear energy generation.

Dubai: Kuwait has signed a five-year
memorandum with Russia for peaceful use of nuclear energy
generation in the country, a statement has said.

The agreement was signed on Monday by Ahmad Beshara, the
Secretary of the Kuwait National Nuclear Energy Committee
(KNNEC) and the head of Rosatom Sergei Kiriyenko, in the
presence of of officials from both the countries.

Kuwait has recently declared plans to build four nuclear
reactors by 2022 and a work plan is expected to be declared in
January.

The memo, signed on the sidelines of the annual general
conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is aimed
at boosting the cooperation between Kuwait and Russia in the
nuclear sector.

"It stipulated training cadres, exploration for metals,
establishing a network of nuclear reactors in Kuwait and
building a relevant infrastructure," Beshara was quoted as
saying by Kuwait`s official news agency KUNA.

He said that Kuwaiti officials would hold a series of
meetings with the Russian officials in the coming months to
try and work out an accord, indicating that Kuwait would
receive their proposed broadlines of such an agreement from
the Russians ahead of official talks.

Kiryinko reiterated Moscow`s readiness to help Kuwait
develop a programme for nuclear energy, the statement said.

PTI

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