Saudi Arabia and South Korea work to improve nuclear safety

Wolsong 04790183Wolsong Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea. (Image source: IAEA Imagebank/Commons)Saudi Arabia has sent around 40 technical personnel to South Korea for training in nuclear safety, safety regulations and technical know-how

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE), based in Riyadh, has sent a degelation to visit Seoul, South Korea, to discuss how to expand further cooperation between the two nations in the nuclear field. On this visit, KACARE and South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

The MoU, signed by NSSC chairman Kim Yong Hwan and KA-CARE vice-president Waleed bin Husain Abulfaraj on 22 November in Riyadh, aims to promote this cooperation between NSSC and KACARE. 

“This important training programme has been organised within the framework of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently signed between KACARE and South Korea’s NSSC,” said Korean Ambassador Kwon Pyung-oh. He pointed out that “the Saudi personnel will undergo training for two to three years at the NSSC facilities”.

KACARE noted, “The MoU aims at exchanging experiences and practices in the areas of regulating nuclear safety, safeguards and physical protection, radiation protection and relevant research, as well as development in a manner to serve atomic energy programmes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

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