The Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR) and the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation in the area of nuclear and radiological safety and security.
The two bodies signed the agreement on Friday at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference in Austria.
The agreement, which was signed by ENRRA Chairman Samy Shaaban and AMSSNuR’s Director General Said Mouline, focuses on the exchange of technical information and fostering cooperation in the critical domains of nuclear and radiation safety, as well as nuclear security.
Under the agreement, both parties have pledged to enhance cooperation in various key areas, including nuclear and radiological safety and security regulations, licencing, enforcement and inspection procedures, leadership and management for safety culture, and communications projects and strategies, according to ENRRA.
The agreement outlines a framework for a wide array of cooperative activities, including the organisation of training courses, workshops, seminars, meetings, and working groups.
The signing of the agreement
In addition, it encompasses “best practices exchanges and technical consultations on specific areas of cooperation,” ENRRA added. Both parties will facilitate scientific and experts’ visits, as well as the exchange of scientists, researchers, engineers, and other specialists to participate in activities conducted by both parties.
The signing of the MoU saw the presence of Egypt’s ambassador to Vienna Mohamed Al Mola and Morocco’s Ambassador to Vienna and Permanent Representative to international organizations in Austria, Azzedine Farhan.
The 67th Regular Session of the IAEA General Conference took place between September 25 and 29 in Vienna, with the presence of nearly 2,800 participants and delegates from 150 member states.