Nuclear Conference Scheduled for Cairo Next Week
Egypt will host next Monday an international nuclear energy conference amid plans by the country to build at least one new reactor, according to the Middle East Newsline (MENL).
The conference is sponsored by the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said the news service. It will last for two days and include an exhibition on nuclear equipment.
Officials said 300 scientists would gather at the meeting. Many of them have presented research papers on the use of small and medium-size nuclear reactors, MENL added.
Egypt and most other Arab countries have signed the the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and their nuclear facilities are under regular international inspection by the IAEA.
Egyptian officials have stated that unless Israel's nuclear situation is rectified the prospect of reaching a regional security agreement is very dim.
Egypt's nuclear experts call for harsher measures to make Israel comply, such as diplomatic pressure, trade restrictions, air transport and economic sanctions, according to previous reports – Albawaba.com
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