GCC, IAEA held key nuke talks
Dubai, December 6, 2008
The officials of the GCC countries recently held discussions with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on prospects of utilising nuclear energy in the region for peaceful purposes, said a report.
The three-day talks, held at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, were constructive and dealt with various technical aspects of the project, according to sources.
The two sides discussed the feasibility of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman acquiring nuclear technologies for non-military utilisation.
The sixth meeting between the two sides, was held in line with a resolution of the latest GCC summit, stipulating the possibilities of introducing nuclear technologies in the region.
In February last, the GCC and the IAEA had agreed to cooperate and install basic equipment for the nuclear energy project.
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