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Jordan Atomic Energy Commission receives Iraqi delegation

By JT - Jun 10,2023 - Last updated at Jun 10,2023

AMMAN — Jordan's nuclear reactor represents a comprehensive scientific landmark in the Kingdom's achievement at the national and international levels as a result of Jordan's creative competencies and expertise, Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Khalid Toukan said.

While receiving the Iraqi Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Head of the Atomic Energy Commission Naeem Al Aboudi, Toukan expressed Jordan's keenness to expand cooperation with Arab countries, including Iraq. 

Toukan stressed Amman's readiness to offer technical and training support in the peaceful use of nuclear energy, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Saturday.

Toukan reviewed the achievements of Jordan's nuclear energy programme, including the Jordanian nuclear power plant, the Jordanian nuclear reactor project for research and training, the project to explore and mine uranium, the development of relevant human resources and SESAME (Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East), in achieving scientific and technological excellence in the region.

For his part, Aboudi said that Jordan’s progress in the nuclear field shows the Kingdom as a pioneer in the field, which contributes to Arab integration. 

Iraq continues to strengthen cooperation and partnership in the scientific and industrial fields with Jordan, utilising Jordan’s expertise to contribute to Iraq's scientific programmes in all fields, Aboudi added.

Toukan joined Aboudi and his accompanying delegation to a visit to the Jordan University of Science and Technology, where university President Khalid Salim delivered a briefing about the university's future projects.

Aboudi also met with Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research Azmi Mahafzah who stressed the importance of further developing relations, mainly in the higher education field, exchanging visits of faculty members and students.

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