2007 News Story

GCC team meets with IAEA experts in Riyadh

A Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) working team met with experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Riyadh today to discuss a feasibility study on the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes, in keeping with international regulations. The GCC working team was established at the December 2006 summit in Riyadh.

In a statement to the press today, GCC Secretary-General Abdulrahman Al-Attiyah said that the meetings between the GCC working team and the IAEA experts on the feasibility study could take six months. He reiterated that the GCC member states are very interested in using atomic energy for peaceful purposes, particularly in the fields of electricity generation and water desalination.