Turkey, Jordan tighten nuclear ties

Turkey and Jordan have agreed to share their nuclear expertise and explore the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Turkey, Jordan tighten nuclear ties

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey and Jordan have agreed to share their nuclear expertise and explore the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, Cihan news agency said.

Both countries will cooperate in the operation, renewal and maintenance of nuclear reactors with the nuclear cooperation agreement signed on Thursday between Jordanian Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Khaled Toukan and Turkish Atomic Energy Agency (TAEK) President Zafer Alper.

"The signing of the agreement is a milestone in relations between Jordan and Turkey and it attracts further international support for Jordan's nuclear program," Toukan said. "The nuclear agreements with different countries provide Jordan with a political cover and necessary support as we live in a sensitive part of the world."

Alper also said Turkey is ready to provide Jordanian students and experts with trainings at its facilities.

Jordan, which is planning to build three or four nuclear power plants for electricity generation, has signed similar nuclear energy agreements with South Korea, China, Canada, Russia, the UK, Spain, Argentina, Japan, Romania and Italy.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Şubat 2011, 17:48

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