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Kuwait cooperates with IAEA for peaceful harnessing of nuclear energy

National liaison officer with the IAEA, Dr. Usama Al-Sayegh
National liaison officer with the IAEA, Dr. Usama Al-Sayegh
VIENNA, July 12 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti official affirmed on Friday his country's keenness on boosting cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in various spheres such as harnessing the nuclear power for peaceful applications and tasks.
Dr. Usama Al-Sayegh, the executive director of the research center at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR), was speaking to KUNA on sidelines of a workshop themed "boosting efficiency and competence of the technical cooperation program in peaceful nuclear technology in Asian and Pacific nations." Dr. Al-Sayegh, who doubles as the national liaison officer with the IAEA, said the Kuwaiti delegation during the workshop presented the country's successful experience with the international agency for managing underground water.
Participants in the seminar examined plans to boost social and economic development in these countries.
Kuwait continues its fruitful cooperation with the IAEA at various levels, Dr. Al-Sayegh confirmed.
He lauded the substantial efforts, exerted by the State of Kuwait Ambassador to Austria and its Permanent Representative to International Organizations, Sadeq Maarefi, and the embassy staff for cementing the cooperation with the IAEA.
Kuwait and the IAEA participate in a number of projects for the 2018-2019 period -- including a program for nuclear technology applications to improve water production, water usage for fodder crops, improve barley crops in the Kuwaiti hard weather conditions and assessing underground water reservoirs. (end) maq.rk