UAE joins hands with UK on nuclear pact

UAE joins hands with UK on nuclear pactIn a major announcement made by UK and the UAE, the two countries have recently joined hands on the nuclear co-operation agreement yesterday. It is to be mentioned here that the signing of the agreement would lead to furthering its strategy of cementing its own programme's legitimacy with the help of established nuclear powers.

It may be recalled here that the Government had signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Japan and nuclear co-operation pacts with the US, South Korea and France in the earlier period of this year.

As per the announcement made by the said Hamad al Kaabi, the UAE's permanent representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the country is currently in a situation wherein it is negotiating with other countries on an exchange of nuclear expertise and resources. It may be noted here that Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and his British counterpart, William Hague, signed the accord at Emirates Palace yesterday during Queen Elizabeth II's visit.

Al Kaabi said in a statement that the agreement is more of a formal version of the MoU signed by the companies in the year 2008 and it has now allowed the two countries to share more formally a base of government and industry knowledge.