Saudi Arabia's KA Care to form R&D centre with Korea's Kaeri

Agreement signed at IAEA HQ to establish and operate R&D centre to explore peaceful nuclear energy collaboration

King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA Care).
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King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA Care).

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KA Care) has signed an agreement to establish and operate a research and development centre with Korean Atomic Energy Research Institute (Kaeri) as part of its Vision 2030 economic diversification mandate to expand the use of renewables in the national energy mix.

The agreement was signed at the headquarters of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) by KA Care’s president, Dr Khalid bin Saleh Al-Sultan, and Kaeri president, Won Seok Park, in the presence of Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Sultan, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Austria, who serves also as his country's permanent representative to the international organisations.

According to a report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA, the agreement will define the framework required for the formation and operation of the research centre, and for cooperation between Saudi Arabia and South Korea in “peaceful nuclear research and development”.

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