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UAE’s FANR signs MoU with China’s nuclear agency

UAE, May 24, 2018

The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has signed a memorandum of understanding with China’s Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) for cooperation and exchange of information in nuclear safety regulation, said a report.

The MoU was signed on the margins of the 6th Review Meeting of the contracting parties to the joint convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management, which is being held in Vienna, Austria from May 21 to June 1, reported state news agency Wam.
The agreement establishes a platform of cooperation between the two nuclear regulators to exchange technical information, cooperate in nuclear safety regulation as well as provide training opportunities for FANR’s employees to be trained at the NNSA’s facilities, said the report.

Hamad Ali Al-Ka'abi, permanent representative of the UAE to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and deputy chairman of FANR’s board of management; and Liu Hua, administrator of NNSA signed the five-year agreement.

Internationally, FANR has over 19 international agreements and MoUs signed with international organisations and regulatory authorities of other countries to build national capacities, exchange of knowledge and information.

NNSA is China’s government agency that was established in 1984 to conduct independent and an objective nuclear safety supervision of civilian nuclear facilities in China and regulate nuclear safety. China has 38 nuclear reactors that are in operation and 18 under construction.

Tags: | UAE | China | Nuclear | MoU | Fanr |

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