Jordan looks to expand cooperation with Iraq in peaceful use of nuclear energy

nuclear power plant with cooling towers
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AMMANJordan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman, Khaled Toukan, expressed Jordan's interest in strengthening cooperation with Iraq and other Arab nations in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. اضافة اعلان

During a meeting with an Iraqi delegation led by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Naeem Al-Aboudi, Toukan emphasized Jordan's commitment to fostering ties with Iraq, particularly in scientific, technological, and nuclear energy fields, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Highlighting the achievements of Jordan's national nuclear program, Toukan emphasized the significance of the Jordanian nuclear reactor as a landmark scientific accomplishment.

Keeping pace with international development
He acknowledged the dedication of Jordanian experts and their efforts to achieve an advanced level of expertise in the peaceful application of nuclear energy while keeping pace with global scientific developments.

Toukan discussed the various components of Jordan's nuclear energy program, which encompass the nuclear power plant, the research and training nuclear reactor, uranium exploration and mining initiatives, human resources development, and the Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East.

In response, Aboudi praised Jordan's progress in the nuclear field and expressed Iraq's commitment to further enhancing cooperation and sharing Jordan's scientific expertise.

During their visit to the Jordan University of Science and Technology, Toukan accompanied the Iraqi minister and his delegation, where they were provided with insights into future projects and the university's ambition to become a prominent scientific hub at both the Arab and international levels.

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