15 December 2019 08:19 PM

5th Arab Forum on Prospects of Nuclear Power kicks off

Monday، 02 December 2019 - 03:43 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli inaugurated on Monday 2/12/2019 the Fifth Arab Forum on Prospects of Nuclear Power for Electricity Generation and Seawater Desalination.

The three-day forum is organized by the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy in cooperation with the Arab League.

Minister of Electricity Mohamed Shaker, Assistant Arab League Secretary General Kamal Hassan Ali, Director General of the Arabic Atomic Energy Agency Salem Hamedi and Chairman of the Nuclear Power Plants Authority Amgad Saeed el Wakil are participating in the forum.

Addressing the opening session, Wakil expressed his pride over the implementation of the first nuclear plan in Dabaa under President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, describing the step as "a great achievement".

The fifth forum is a follow-up to the issues discussed in previous forums related to nuclear energy programs in Arab countries. The Forum encourages Arab cooperation and public understanding on key issues related to nuclear energy, such as human and financial resources, comprehensive legislative and supervisory systems, site selection, as well as appropriate nuclear power technology, electrical grid suitability, nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste management, and communication with the public.

It also provides an opportunity for many countries that examine the potential benefits of introducing nuclear energy into their national energy to make appropriate decisions according to their national conditions regarding building nuclear power plants.

The importance of the fifth forum is that it comes at a time when some Arab countries such as Egypt and the United Emirates have already started to build their own nuclear power plants to generate electricity, and many Arab countries are considering introducing the option of nuclear energy in their strategy to diversify energy sources.

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