The UAE and Canada signed a nuclear agreement, a UAE daily reported on Thursday.
The agreement was signed by UAE’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and his Canadian counterpart John Baird on Tuesday.
The treaty outlines a way that enables Canada to export technology and atomic material to the UAE, as well as an agreement that calls for cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy.
The signing was held at the Canadian Parliament headquarters in the UAE, and was attended by Mohammed Saif Hilal al-Shehhi, the UAE Ambassador to Canada.
“This pact is testimony to bilateral ties that are strong and getting even stronger,” the UAE daily quoted the Canadian official as saying.
The signing coincided with the announcement that the UAE will reduce the visa fees for Canadians by a third.
The agreement comes as the UAE continues to go ahead with its impressive nuclear program which will rely on Canadian supplies.
Canada holds the world’s second largest creation of uranium and can account for 22% of the global output.
The Abu Dhabi owned “Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation” is able to oversee the construction and operation of the upcoming plant.
Suppliers from the UK, U.S., Australia, Russia, France and Canada were awarded $3 billion (AED11 billion).