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Jordan participates in UAE nuclear conference

By JT - Oct 31,2017 - Last updated at Oct 31,2017

AMMAN — Jordan is participating in the International Ministerial Conference titled: “Nuclear Energy in the Twenty-first Century”, in Abu Dhabi organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in cooperation with the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, sponsored by the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Tuesday.

Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) and head of the Jordanian delegation Khaled Toukan affirmed that the Kingdom took pivotal steps to implement the National Energy Strategy, which was implemented in 2007 after in-depth studies to develop a reliable economic and sustainable energy mix in Jordan.

Toukan presented Jordan’s main achievements in the energy field  at the three-day conference, which witnessed  the participation of 600 experts and specialists from 70 countries and international organisations.

He elaborated on the Jordanian nuclear programme, the power plant project as well as the research and training along with the uranium exploration initiative. 

Toukan said that nuclear energy is one of the main alternatives to move from fossil fuels to low-carbon emission energy sources. He added that Jordan is opening the first International Centre for Synchrotron Light for Experimental Science and its Applications in the Middle East.


On the sidelines of the conference Toukan and the accompanying delegation met with a number of delegates from international companies and institutions. The conference ends on Wednesday. 

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