Bahrain keen to expand IAEA technical cooperation
TDT | Manama
Bahrain is keen to expand cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at various levels in order to meet common aspirations, it has been stressed. This came during a virtual meeting between Ministry of Foreign Affairs undersecretary and National Committee on the Prohibition of the Development, Production, Stockpiling and Use of Chemical Weapons and Their Destruction chairperson, Dr Shaikha Rana bint Isa bin Daij Al Khalifa, and IAEA Technical Cooperation Department for Asia and the Pacific director Jane Abaya.
Dr Shaikha Rana hailed the results of the previous session of the technical cooperation programme with the IAEA for 2018-2020, which had a positive impact on developing the performance of many vital sectors in the Kingdom, especially in the health, environmental and scientific fields.
Abaya commended Bahrain’s efforts in developing these programmes, noting the remarkable progress achieved in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, and wishing the Kingdom further progress and prosperity.
The two sides exchanged views on the technical cooperation framework for Bahrain for 2022-2023 in the fields of health, food, agricultural, and nuclear security, in addition to approving strategic work programmes in the fields of health, environment and customs affairs.
Representatives from the Supreme Council for the Environment, the University of Bahrain, the Customs Affairs Directorate of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health, and other relevant authorities also participated in the meeting.