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Egypt's PM says nuclear power a strategic choice for achieving sustainable development

Ahram Online , Monday 2 Dec 2019
Egypt's prime minister Mostafa Madbouli delivered a speech at the opening of the 5th Arab Forum on prospects of nuclear power for electricity generation and seawater desalination on Monday

Egypt's Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly opened on Monday the 5th Arab Forum on the prospects for nuclear power for electricity generation and seawater desalination, organised by Egypt's Nuclear Power Plant Authority and the Arab Atomic Energy Agency, in cooperation with the Arab League, the Arab Ministerial Council of Electricity and the Arab Union of Electricity.

In his opening speech, Madbouly said that nuclear power is one of the strategic choices for achieving sustainable development, and stressed that the forum is a vital event for the Arab region given the increasing interest in the peaceful uses of nuclear power in various fields.

"What we are all aware of is the significance of the constant coordination and affirmation of the peaceful use of nuclear power, as evidenced by the high-level representation of various international institutions in the forum," the prime minister said.

He asserted that the forum is an opportunity to express support for Arab countries' orientation toward the enduring development and the peaceful usage of nuclear power, in addition to achieving communication and discussion between specialists and experts to back decision makers to meet the growing demands on electricity and desalinated water using nuclear power. 

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