IAEA to provide support to Saudi Arabia in its nuclear energy plans

Rafael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said they are working to support Saudi Arabia in its nuclear energy plans. (File/AFP)
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Updated 08 September 2020

IAEA to provide support to Saudi Arabia in its nuclear energy plans

  • Grossi says the Kingdom is preparing for transition to nuclear energy on the technical level

DUBAI: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael Grossi was quoted on Monday as saying that Saudi Arabia was preparing to adopt nuclear energy and the agency was providing support, Saudi state TV Al-Ekhbariya reported.
“Saudi Arabia is interested in nuclear energy and we are working on providing it with the necessary support,” Al-Ekhbariya quoted Grossi as saying.
The Kingdom has said it wants to tap nuclear technology for peaceful purposes and use nuclear power to diversify its energy mix.

Earlier on Monday, Grossi tweeted that the IAEA "contributes to the vision of the Presidency through its key non-proliferation and development work.

Saudi Arabia assumed the G20 presidency in December last year and is set to host the 2020 summit on Nov. 21-22.

(With Reuters)


Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

Updated 18 September 2020

Saudi cybercamp to train jobseekers in programming

A cybercamp to train jobseekers in the field of programming has been launched in Saudi Arabia.
The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf), in cooperation with the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), will run the skills initiative as part of the Tuwaiq Cybercamp training program.
Fifty trainees will take part in the learning scheme which will provide information on iOS and Android app programming, individual mentoring sessions, and practical application with certified programming certificates.
The accord also aims to provide support toward maintaining future job security.