KUWAIT, May 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's health minister on Wednesday praised the efforts of the United Nations' atomic watchdog towards ensuring the protection of workers exposed to radioactive material, in addition to measures taken to limit the environmental impact of such substances.
Dr. Khaled Al-Saeed said his ministry is prepared to cooperate with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in a bid to encourage similar efforts on a local level, telling visiting IAEA Deputy Director General Dr. Najat Mokhtar that such a measure was necessary.
Mokhtar, who also serves as the UN body's nuclear sciences and applications chief, said the IAEA is willing to assist member countries in benefiting from its Zoonotic Disease Integrated Action (ZODIAC) initiative, an approach aiming to strengthen global responses to future pandemics. (end) mrv.nam