UAE, France to cooperate on nuclear energy

May 22nd, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by admin  

Paris, May 22 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and France plan to cooperate in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, WAM news agency reported Thursday. “French President Nicolas Sarkozy holds the view that countries have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful applications,” a source from the French presidential palace said after talks between visiting UAE Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and President Sarkozy Wednesday.

“The President is pleased that the UAE will be the first country to have a fruitful cooperation with France in this field,” it added.

The source said that the French and UAE leaders discussed a wide-range of regional and international political issues including Iran, Iraq and Lebanon, and the two sides welcomed the Doha peace agreement for settling the Lebanese crisis.

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