Saudis receiving nuclear training in Argentina: Envoy

Saudis receiving nuclear training in Argentina: Envoy
Argentinian Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda holds talks with Nasser Al-Daoud, undersecretary of Riyadh Region Governorate, at the National Day celebrations in Riyadh on Thursday. (AN photo)
Updated 28 May 2017

Saudis receiving nuclear training in Argentina: Envoy

Saudis receiving nuclear training in Argentina: Envoy

RIYADH: Saudis are being trained in Argentina under a new nuclear cooperation agreement with the Kingdom, Argentinian Ambassador Jaime Sergio Cerda told Arab News Thursday at his country’s national day reception at Tuwaiq Palace in Riyadh.
The agreement is aimed at developing the use of nuclear energy to produce electricity, he said, adding that Saudis are exchanging expertise with experts in Buenos Aires.
The Kingdom is developing its human resources to be ready for when it sets up its own nuclear power plants, Cerda said, adding that Saudi Arabia is the third-largest trade partner of Argentina.
The acquisition of land by Saudi dairy company Al-Marai for the production of alfalfa to feed dairy cows in the Kingdom has created job opportunities in Argentina, he said.
“Our exports to the Kingdom include frozen chicken, fruits, vegetables, corn, among others. Imports from the Kingdom include petrochemicals,” he added, invited Saudi private sector firms to invest in Argentina.
He recalled that during the historic visit of the Argentinian vice president to Riyadh last November, the two countries decided to expand cooperation in line with Vision 2030.
Cerda said last week an important delegation from Al-Imam Muhammed bin Saud Islamic University traveled to Buenos Aires to promote cultural cooperation and get better knowledge of Argentinian people and traditions.
The recent summits in Riyadh during US President Donald Trump’s visit show that the Kingdom is on the right path in combating extremism and terrorism, to the benefit not just of Muslim countries but the rest of the world, he added.
Cerda thanked King Salman for his continuous support to Argentina.