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Saudi Arabia donates $3.5 mln to UN nuclear watchdog IAEA

Saudi Arabia announced its donation of two and a half million dollars to support the initiative of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to modernize the Seibersdorf laboratories (Renol-2 Initiative).


These laboratories will contribute to strengthening the regulatory capabilities in the nuclear and radiological fields, thus maximizing the utilization of nuclear techniques.


It will also provide resources and services to IAEA member states to ensure the safe use of nuclear technology, according to a statement by the Saudi embassy.


The Kingdom also donated $1 million to support the agency’s initiative for integrated action to combat zoonotic diseases using nuclear techniques.


This initiative was launched by the International Atomic Energy Agency, to contribute to the prevention of outbreaks of infectious diseases of animal origin, enhance preparedness and response, and early detection of their causes.


These donations come as an extension of the Kingdom’s continuous support for the efforts of the International Atomic Energy Agency and its initiatives aimed at developing its capabilities in a way that enhances its vital role in harnessing the atom for peace.



The donations also confirm the Kingdom’s positive attitudes towards the issues of benefiting from energy and nuclear technology, and their peaceful and safe development.

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