UAE signs Bilateral Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation with Japan

The UAE’s bilateral outreach expanded this month through the newly signed bilateral agreement on peaceful nuclear cooperation with Japan.

UAE policy indicates that while developing its peaceful nuclear power programme, the UAE seeks cooperation and technical assistance from responsible nations and their firms, as well as relevant expert organizations.
The UAE and Japan signed a nuclear cooperation agreement during the official visit of Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the UAE, in which he pledged to contribute to the country’s energy supplies.
The official signing ceremony, to which Mr. Shinzo Abe and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al-Maktoum were present, took place on 2 May 2013, in Dubai.
The agreement between the governments of Japan and the UAE on cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy was signed by Ambassador Hamad Alkaabi, UAE Permanent Representative to the IAEA, and Yoshiko Kamo, Japan Ambassador to the UAE.
“The agreement constitutes a framework that governs and facilitates cooperation in the area of peaceful nuclear energy and related applications between the two countries,” said Ambassador Alkaabi, speaking to the media.

“The general agreement does not include specific commercial provisions, but it is very significant, as it provides the framework for any deals reached between the vendors and suppliers,” he explained.
Since 2008, the UAE has entered into partnerships with Australia, Canada, France, Russia, South Korea, the United States, Argentina and the United Kingdom for cooperation on nuclear energy. The newly signed agreement with Japan will facilitate and further strengthen existing energy ties between both nations.
A full list of the International Conventions and Agreements in the nuclear field concluded by the UAE can be found on