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UAE seeks high-level atomic energy cooperation with South Korea

September 24, 2021 at 2:37 pm

Nasser Al Nasseri, CEO of Barakah One Company and Jong Kap Kim, CEO, and President of KEPCO, on 11 September 2019 [ENEC_UAE/Twitter]

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.

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