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Arab officials adopt recomendations on peaceful nuclear use

CAIRO, June 15 (KUNA) -- Leading Arab energy officials attending a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Monday approved 12 recommendations which will represent a priority implemented under the Arab strategy for peaceful nuclear energy uses until 2020, adopted at the last Arab Summit in Doha, Qatar.
Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) Director-General Abdul-Majeed Al-Mahjub, at the end of a three-day meeting at the Arab League headquarters, emphasized that attendees, according to an AAEA working paper, had agreed to a number of recommendations including the admission of nuclear science into Arab educational institutions.
Other recommendations include improving Arab capabilities to respond to nuclear and radioactive emergencies, the complete management of radioactive waste and materials, and the use of nuclear technology to manage water resources and to improve agricultural and livestock production.
He also added that other recommendations aim to improve the infrastructure of Arab nations to accommodate nuclear powered electricity generation plants. (end) mfm.sd KUNA 152038 Jun 09NNNN