Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan sign nuclear deal

Saudi King Salman receives President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. (SPA)

An agreement of cooperation in the field of peaceful use of nuclear energy was signed by President of King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy Dr. Hashim Yamani and Kazakhstan’s Minister of Energy Kanat Bozumbayev.

The signing comes following Kazakhstan’s official visit to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday where King Salman and President Nursultan Nazarbayev reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them in all fields.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) and three agreements between the two governments.

The MoU, in the fields of agriculture and livestock, was signed by Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdurrahman Al-Fadhli and Kazakhstan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture Askar Myrzakhmetov.

An agreement in the fields of extradition of wanted persons and another one in the transfer of prisoners were signed by Deputy Interior Minister Abdulrahman Al-Rubaian and Kazakhstan’s Prosecutor Zhaqip Asanov.

Nazarbayev held separate talks with Iyad Madani, secretary general of Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and Bandar Hajjar, president of Islamic Development Bank. Their talks mainly figured issues of common interest.

A version of this article first appeared on Saudi Gazette on Oct. 26, 2016.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48