File - Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker
SHARM EL SHEIKH - 16 December 2018: Egypt is seeking to promote joint Arab action where peaceful uses of atomic energy are concerned, the minister of electricity has said.
Addressing an Arab conference, the 14th on the issue, Mohamed Shaker called Sunday for building qualified Arab cadres and organizing specialized workshops to help hone their skills in that field.
He was speaking on behalf of Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouli during the inauguration of the event, which will last until December 20.
Shaker spoke highly of the role played by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in supporting research programs and upgrading nuclear applications in Egypt.
The IAEA is still offering support for Egypt's 2030 vision to help operate its nuclear energy program, Shaker added.
Shaker appreciated IAEA support to also increase the agricultural productivity in Egypt and enhance the level of food security in the country through nuclear techniques.
The agency also supports Egyptian cadres working in the field of nuclear medicine and radiotherapy, he said.