El Dabaa City - File Photo
CAIRO – 20 June 2017: The Saudi cabinet approved on Tuesday a cooperation agreement for peaceful uses of nuclear power between the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The agreement was signed in Cairo last year and was approved in a cabinet session presided by King Salman bin Abdel Aziz.
The decision was made after reviewing the documents presented by the Head of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, and the text of the decision no. 32/65 issued by the Shura Council.
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Ministry of Electricity and Russia’s state-owned Rosatom are in final stages of drafting the fourth contract on the construction of the first nuclear power plant (NPP) in Egypt’s Mediterranean city of Dabaa.
In November 2015, the three contracts were initialed per an agreement reached between President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to finance and build four reactors in the first phase by Rosatom.
The fourth contract is about the maintenance and operation of the first phase of the NPP.