The Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR) and Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) have signed a MoU for cooperation and development in radiological, nuclear safety and security.
The MoU was signed by the Director General of AMSSNuR, Khammar Mrabit, and RURA’s Director General Patrick Nyirishema.
This 5-year cooperation MoU focuses on the exchange of information and experiences on the regulation of nuclear safety and nuclear waste management. It also covers the management of radiological and nuclear emergencies, as well as training and capacity building in the field of nuclear and radiological safety.
According to AMSSNuR’s Director General, the MoU aims to strengthen cooperation between the two countries in a key area affecting strategic sectors such as medicine, agriculture, industry and mining.
He said the exchange of information and experiences on nuclear and radiological security will strengthen the capabilities and expertise of both countries and help to promote bilateral cooperation.
He recalled that Morocco has already achieved “major breakthroughs” in the field by setting up a legislative and regulatory framework in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and American and European partners.
“Morocco is willing to share its experience with Rwanda and other African countries in the context of South-South cooperation championed by HM King Mohammed VI,” he added.
For his part, RURA director general said that Rwanda aims to use nuclear technology mainly in the fields of mining, agriculture and health, stressing that Rwanda seeks to learn from the experience of Morocco.
He also said that Rwanda is preparing to set up a nuclear research center in the next five years with nuclear reactors to use atomic industry in several strategic sectors.