GCC countries reviews and assess progress of regional TC projects

Representatives of the UAE participated in a coordination meeting to review on-going Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) regional projects with the IAEA on nuclear power, at the IAEA Headquarters in Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 13 April 2012.

The meeting reviewed the progress of the three Technical Cooperation regional projects in the areas of capacity building, developing nuclear infrastructure, and enhancing legislative and safety infrastructure, on-going in the GCC region.
The coordination meeting analysed the current status of the implementation of the three TC GCC projects and made recommendations for the future projects based on the lessons learned from these projects.
To facilitate the setting of the action plan for 2012-2013, the results of the GCC Strategic Study on the Assessment of Regional Cooperation in the Development of Civilian Nuclear Power Programmes have been presented at the meeting.
Furthermore the different areas of cooperation for the GCC based on the recommendations of this study, and the last GCC Ministerial Conference decisions have been highlighted during the meeting to guide future work in these areas.