IAEA says ready to cooperate with Egypt on its peaceful nuclear program

08:35, June 23, 2010      

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Tuesday it was ready to cooperate with Egypt to build nuclear power stations for the country.

IAEA supports Egypt in its bid to establish a peaceful nuclear program and is ready to cooperate with Egypt in this regard, said IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano during a visit to Cairo.

The UN nuclear watchdog chief indicated the agency had proposed to send a mission to Egypt to help with the country's projects. He talked with Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit about the steps for Egypt's nuclear power plants on Tuesday.

In October 2007, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced a plan to build several nuclear power stations to meet the country's increasing demand of electricity.

Source: Xinhua

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