Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Molecular Imaging Center (JAC), one of the centers of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences’ (KFAS), signed an executive agreement on the 26 September 2016 with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in the field of peaceful nuclear use, particularly in the field of nuclear medicine.
The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the 60th session of the IAEA General Conference, by Dr Adnan Shihabuddin, KFAS Director General, and Aldo Malavasi, IAEA Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications. Dr Shihabuddin announced that this agreement was the first with the IAEA in the field of nuclear medicine and pointed out that it materialized as a result of hard work and intensive coordination with the agency in the past few months to adopt a mechanism of mutual cooperation in the field of nuclear medicine.
The state of Kuwait has hosted a symposium held by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on "Nuclear Applications for Sustainable Development in GCC Member States", which took place on the 15 to 16 February 2016.
Kuwait’s Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Representative to the International Organizations Sadiq Marafi, announced the participation of the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano.
H.E. Sadiq Marafi speaking to KUNA said, “The symposium that was held under the auspices of the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak, focused on intensifying the cooperation between the International Atomic Energy Agency and the GCC Member States in the field of peaceful applications of nuclear cooperation.”
Kuwaiti Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Yaqoub Al-Sane and Austrian Minister of Justice Wolfgang Brandstetter met in Vienna yesterday to discuss ways of promoting bilateral legal and judicial cooperation. Speaking to KUNA following the meeting held in presence of Kuwait’s Ambassador to Austria and its Permanent Representative at International Organisations in Vienna H.E. Sadiq Marafi, the Kuwaiti minister said:
Kuwait is supporting the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) with USD 3 million.
The contribution was handed over on Wednesday by the country's ambassador to Austria and Permanent Delegate to the UN organizations in Vienna Sadiq Mohammad Marafi to the IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.
The money will be used to assist in the IAEA's initiative of the peaceful use of nuclear energy and the Renewal Project for renewing the agency's eight Nuclear Applications Laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, and the Monaco Lab.