The United Arab Emirates has opened bilateral talks with South Korea in a bid to boost atomic energy cooperation, the UAE foreign ministry said today.
According to the National, Park Il, the Director-General of South Korea’s Nuclear Affairs Ministry, met with the CEO of the UAE’s Barakah One Company, Nasser Al-Nasseri, in Dubai yesterday. They plan to hold higher level talks as a result.
South Korea won a $20 billion contract in 2009 to construct four nuclear reactors in Barakah, in the UAE. Last month, the UAE and South Korean trade ministers agreed to resume negotiations on a multilateral trade agreement.