FILE - Photo of Dabaa Nuclear Power Plant
CAIRO - 4 February 2019: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano has lauded the safety measures adopted by Egypt on the implementation of the Dabaa nuclear project.
In a meeting on Monday with Minister of Electricity and renewable energy Mohamed Shaker, Amano, currently visiting Egypt to discuss cooperation between Egypt and IAEA, also praised discussions he had with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on cooperation between the two sides in the nuclear energy domain.
For his part, Shaker said that Egypt would continue efforts to carry out its peaceful nuclear program to meet the growing development, economic and industrial needs in cooperation with Russia, the strategic partnership for Egypt in this program.
He said that Egypt appreciates the role tasked by IAEA in transferring peaceful nuclear technology and contributing to technological, economic and scientific development rates in IAEA member states.
The minister pointed out that Egypt spares no effort to provide nuclear research centers for training Arab and African cadres in the nuclear domains.
Minister Shaker reviewed cooperation between Egypt and IAEA in stages of establishing the Dabaa nuclear station to generate 4.8 gigawatts and praised IAEA effort to focus on the use of isotope for medical care.