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Morocco, Hungary To Strengthen Nuclear Energy Cooperation

The agreement strengthens bilateral collaboration at different levels between both parties.

Rabat – Morocco’s Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Environment and the Hungarian Ministry of Innovation and Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on September 3. The MoU seeks to enhance cooperation between the two countries pertaining to the training of the nuclear industry and education regarding the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Aziz Rabbah, the Moroccan Minister of Energy, Mines, and Environment, and Miklos Tromler, Ambassador of Hungary to Morocco, chaired the signing ceremony on September 3, in Rabat.

The MoU was signed following the visit of Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Peter Szijjarto, to Morocco on June 9. During the visit, the Hungarian official held talks with Morocco’s FM Nasser Bourita to bolster bilateral cooperation between the two nations.

Under this agreement, both parties aim to facilitate the establishment of long-term cooperation on nuclear science and technology applications, education, and training. The collaboration will contribute to Morocco’s economic development.

The cooperation between both countries, according to a press release, will allow the two signatories to collaborate closely to develop cooperative training and education programs, specifically in the fields of basic and applied research development, nuclear science and technology, and regulation of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

The partnership also targets the development of the local industrial capacity through commercial cooperation between suppliers of goods and services of both countries.

In the educational sector, the agreement is intended to create exchange programs for students, professors, and Ph.D. candidates between Moroccan and Hungarian universities, with the involvement of research institutes.

Recently, the North African country and its European counterpart signed multiple agreements covering different fields.

On January 20, Morocco’s National Center for Nuclear Energy, Science, and Technology (CNESTEN) and Hungary’s Center for Energy Research inked a collaboration agreement aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two research centers in the field of nuclear energy.

At that time, Miklos Tromler tweeted that the objective of the agreement is to establish “concrete projects in the fields of nuclear energy, food, agriculture, and medicine.”

Additionally, in December 2020, the Moroccan Federation of Health Industries (FMIS) and Hungary’s Association of Medical Manufacturers signed an MoU to promote medical industry collaboration.

Source: Morocco World News