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ABU DHABI, July 17, (MENA) - Abu Dhabi will host the three-day International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power on October 30.
The event is organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the Nuclear Energy Agency (OECD/NEA).
The UAE Ministry of Energy said in a statement on Monday that the conference aims at boosting dialogue on the role of nuclear power in meeting future energy demand, contributing to sustainable development and mitigating climate change.
The UAE began a peaceful nuclear energy program at the Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant in 2008 to join 30 countries already operating nuclear power plants (NPPs). Work at the UAE's first-ever nuclear plant will start within the current year.
The partnership with the (IAEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency in organizing the conference on nuclear power aims at strengthening the UAE's position as an international leader in the energy sector which goes in line with the long term national agenda and UAE vision 2021, said UAE Minister of Energy Suhail Mohamed Faraj.
The forum is an ideal platform for experts in energy sector around the world to hold discussions on the recent trends in the energy markets and their impact on the sector, in addition to providing an opportunity to discuss ways of cooperation with the public and private sectors to ensure achieving sustainable development goals, Suhail added.