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Arab countries analyze peaceful use of atomic energy

Cairo, Dec 13 (Prensa Latina) The 15th Arab Conference on the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy on Monday began its 2nd day in the southern Egyptian city of Aswan, to discuss ideas and projects about that technology that contribute to regional development.

Addressing the event, Egyptian Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Mohamed Shaker stressed the importance his country attaches to this sector.

Egypt is building a nuclear power plant on the Mediterranean coast, with Russian technology, which will have four VVER-1200 pressurized water nuclear reactors, each with a capacity of 1,200 megawatts.

For his part, Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit warned on the interrelation between the growing demand for energy and the adaptation to the climate changes in the region.

Aswan Governor Ashraf Attya, Arab Atomic Energy Agency (AAEA) Director-General Salem Hamdi and Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority Chairman Amr El-Hajj also attended the opening session.

The meeting, which will run until Thursday, December 16, is part of a series of scientific conferences organized by AAEA to discuss ideas and innovation plans about the issue.


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