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Argentina, Saudi Arabia discuss nuclear energy cooperation

English.news.cn   2012-10-10 14:25:35            

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- Senior officials from Argentina and Saudi Arabia met here Tuesday to discuss bilateral nuclear energy cooperation, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

"The meeting's main goal was to present a general view of the nuclear energy technological capabilities developed by Argentina at different stages, especially in infrastructure and nuclear plants, research reactors and production facilities," said a ministry statement.

During the meeting, Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman expressed Argentina's willingness to share with Saudi Arabia its experience in the peaceful application of nuclear energy over the past 60 years.

The two sides, which signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in 2011, also discussed possibilities of bilateral cooperation in energy and other areas of technological importance, and analyzed regional issues of common concern, added the statement.

The Argentine Foreign Ministry stressed that bilateral cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy is a significant component of the bilateral relations and shows a clear political will to join efforts in strategic areas.

During the week-long visit to Argentina, the Saudi delegation is scheduled to tour two nuclear energy plants in Ezeiza and Atucha, both in the Buenos Aires metropolitan area, and a third in Bariloche in southern Argentina.

Editor: Wang Yuanyuan
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