ARASIA State Partners Assemble in Jordan for Their Annual Meeting

From 11-14 April, representatives of the Arab States and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met in Amman, Jordan, to discuss joint technical cooperation initiatives to address common issues through shared activities.
ARASIA’s Board Representatives meet each year in the region to review and adopt policies, programmatic and strategic issues, and exchange views. 

The Annual Meeting of the Board of Representatives of the Cooperative Agreement for Arab States in Asia for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (ARASIA) was hosted by the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC).

The three-day meeting highlighted achievements of ongoing ARASIA technical cooperation (TC) projects from the previous programme cycle for 2014-2015 and reviewed proposals for new projects concepts for the TC programme cycle 2018-2019.

The ARASIA cooperative agreement entered into force on 29 July 2002, with nine participating countries: Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

Through close collaboration, the State Parties have demonstrated strong ownership and collective responsibility with regard to the ARASIA TC programme, which is focused on addressing the common needs of its members.

Today, the UAE participates in 10 regional projects within the IAEA ARASIA cooperation framework. These projects contribute to the advancement of regional priorities, and provide support to its on-going efforts to strengthen national capacity in nuclear science and technology.