Morocco’s CNESTEN, Hungarian Center poised to upgrade cooperation in nuclear energy

The Moroccan National Center for Energy, Nuclear Science and Technology (CNESTEN) and the Hungarian Energy Research Center have signed on Tuesday an agreement providing for strengthening cooperation between the two centers in the field of nuclear energy.

The agreement translates the interest given by the two institutions to scientific and technical cooperation and their shared desire to conduct joint research, training and exchange of knowledge.

Cooperation between the two parties essentially touches on the use and application of research reactors as well as on the development of experiences in their use, according to the terms of the agreement.

It also concerns the production of radioisotopes used in industry, agriculture, medicine and other fields, as well as training and education.

Under this agreement, the two parties agreed to collaborate in areas of common interest, in particular through the exchange of research and students who will benefit from advanced study courses and seminars, or who will carry out required research to complete their theses.

The two institutions also undertake to exchange their staff, publications, scientific information and materials.

The agreement was signed by the Director Generals of the CNESTEN and the Hungarian Energy Research Center Khalid El Mediouri, and Akos Horvath.

This agreement “will further strengthen the cooperative relations between the two centers in the application of nuclear science and technology in various sectors, including the economic one,” El Medouri told MAP on the sidelines of the signing ceremony held in Rabat through video conference.

For his part, Hungary’s ambassador to Morocco, Miklós Tromler stressed that “cooperation with Morocco in the nuclear field is not new,” as several agreements have been signed, such as the 2017 agreement between the Moroccan Agency for Nuclear and Radiological Safety and Security (AMSSNuR) and its Hungarian counterpart.


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