Morocco and Rwanda signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in fields relating to nuclear and radiological safety.
The agreement was signed in Kigali last week between Morocco’s Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA).
Under the agreement the two parties shall exchange information and experiences in terms of regulating and installing nuclear security systems and managing nuclear and radioactive waste, Morocco’s news agency MAP reported.
Nuclear technology is key to pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, mining, health and other industrial sectors in Morocco.
The agreement comes in a context in which Rwanda plans to set up a center for nuclear technology and research for purposes of mining, agriculture and health.
In this regard, Rwandan officials said they were looking to learn from Morocco’s experience in using nuclear technology for sustainable development and industrial purposes.